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APA Style: Plagiarism & Citations

Quick reference guide for APA Style rules

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.

As used herein, academic dishonesty incorporates one or more of the following.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, unauthorized assistance from electronic/cellular devices in taking quizzes or tests, intentionally sharing or working together in an academic exercise when such actions are not approved by the course instructor, and any other act of misconduct which may reasonably be deemed to be a part of this heading.

Any student alleged to have committed any act of academic dishonesty as defined herein shall be entitled to due process as defined in District Board of Trustees’ Rule 6Hx7-2.18 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.

http://www.fscj.edu/campus-life/library-learning-commons/llc-location-and-hours/