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Dental Hygiene: Plagiarism & Academic Honesty

A guide to library and internet resources for students in the Austin Community College Dental Hygiene program

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is using the words and ideas of another person as your own. It's often done accidentally, but whether or not it's done purposely, it's still wrong. The most common form of plagiarism is being careless about correctly citing sources -- or not doing it at all. Plagiariam is taken seriously in the academic world. It can ruin professional reputations, earn a failing grade, or even be cause for expulsion from college.

But it's also easy to avoid, if you know how. The links on this page can help.

ACC Plagiarism Links

Academic Honesty Tutorial

Click on the image below to access a brief tutorial on academic honesty, which helps you work through short exercises to reinforce the concept of plagiarism and how to avoid it. There's a 10-question quiz at the end to test your knowledge.

Academic Honesty Tutorial


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