Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
mccbannerMiddlesex Community College Home PageCurrent StudentsFuture StudentsPrograms & CoursesTuition & AidWorkforce & Training” title=AlumniLibraryMy MCCApplyRegistrationDirectoryGive to MCCAboutContact Us

Academic Integrity: Understanding Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

MCC asserts plagiarism is representing, intentionally or unintentionally, the words or ideas of another as one's own work in any academic exercise without correctly acknowledging its source. It is the responsibility of the student to understand the instructor's expectations within each course.

Thank you to Butler University for making and sharing the template for this Avoiding Plagiarism Guide!

What is Considered Plagiarism?

The 10 most common types of plagiarism.

(For more detailed explanations of these examples check out:

Source: (n.d.). Types of plagiarism. Retrieved from


Bedford Campus Lowell Campus Accessibility Policy Statement Affirmative Action Statement Privacy Policy Facebook Twitter YouTube Pinterest Instagram Linkedin Academic Calendar Alumni Community Current Students Directions & Maps Donors Employers Faculty & Staff Employment Library MiddleNet News & Events Parents & Family Prospective Students Disclosure Information Accreditation Web Policy Transportation Directions Contact/Request Information Feedback