1. Direct Plagiarism: This is appropriating part of another work without attributing it to the originator.
2. Mosaic Plagiarism: If a source is referred to but not directly mentioned or doesn't have quotations marks assigned. This may be unintentional, but still plagiarism.
3. Self-Plagiarism: This is where you quote yourself from another paper and don't give proper attribution, or simply resubmit a paper you wrote for another course and simply changed the front page without asking for permission from the instructor first, this is plagiarism.
4. Ghost Writer: This is turning in someone else's work as your own. It is either purchasing it from a paper broker or off the internet, or your sister's girlfriend. DON'T DO IT! Professors are smart. you'll get caught. (Our emphasis)
Plagiarism is a violation of the Lone Star College System's Academic Integrity policy.
Although Plagiarism isn't against the law, it is morally and ethically wrong and against Lone Star College's Academic Integrity policy and dishonest.
Short-term Consequences of Plagiarism (for Students):
1. You can receive an "F" on the assignment.
2. You can receive an "F" for the course.
3. You can be suspended from the college for a period of time.
4. You can be withdrawn and expelled from the college.
Long term consequences of plagiarism:
1. It can end professional friendships..
2. it will follow you the rest of your professional career. You will be humiliated.
3. It can prevent promotions.
4. It can end your professional career.