If you include someone else's materials or ideas in your own research, you must acknowledge the original author or creator. This not only includes quoting someone, but also putting the information in your own words or using someone else's ideas. In a report or research paper, this acknowledgement and documentation is usually called a citation.
It is NEVER okay to:
UNLESS you give the originator of the idea credit and document where these words or ideas came from. If it is an exact quotation, you must use quotation marks. If you are not quoting directly, you still need to note the source from which the material came.
The Contra Costa College Academic Honesty Policy
The following is an excerpt from the section of the Contra Costa College 2019-20 Catalog (pp. 18-19) that provides students with information on the college's academic honesty policy:
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