Everything College Students Need to Know About Plagiarism

It’s a big deal to get caught plagiarizing. Some students see copy-paste as a time-saving shortcut for writing lengthy papers, but it’s more like a shortcut to: Failing the assignment. Getting kicked out of a class. Getting kicked out of college. Receiving a formal reprimand. Destroying your academic reputation. Fighting a lawsuit. Almost all schools have their own policies about what constitutes plagiarism, and how it should be dealt with. Unless you’re plagiarizing your professor, you’re probably not going to wind up in court. But the other four consequences are…

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