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Tips to Avoid Plagiarism

FSCJ Policy

Academic dishonesty, in any form, is expressly prohibited by the rules of the District Board of Trustees of Florida State College at Jacksonville.

A. The District Board of Trustees (DBOT) of FSCJ expects all students to adhere to the highest standards of academic honesty.

B. The following activities and behaviors are considered violations of expected academic honesty and are subject to disciplinary action:

  • Cheating, which is defined as the giving or taking of any information or material with the intent of wrongfully aiding one's self or another in academic work considered in the determination of course grade or the outcome of a standardized assessment.
  • Plagiarism, which is defined as the act of stealing or passing off as one's own work the words, ideas or conclusions of another as if the work submitted were the product of one's own thinking rather than an idea or product derived from another source, including the product of artificial intelligence.
  • Any other form of inappropriate behavior which may include but is not limited to: falsifying records or data, lying, unauthorized copying, tampering, abusing or otherwise unethically using computer or other stored information, and any other act or misconduct which may reasonably be deemed to be a part of this heading.

C.  Any student alleged to have committed any act of academic dishonesty as defined herein shall be entitled to due process as defined in DBOT Rule 6Hx7-11.1, Student's Rights and Responsibilities prior to the administration of disciplinary action including suspension and dismissal.

Plagiarism Tutorials

English Lab

If you have a question regarding writing style, visit the English Lab located in the Library Learning Commons (LLC) at each campus and center.  Tutors are available for assistance during open lab hours.  Check the LLC link below for more information including locations and hours.