Plagiarism is morally indefensible. Any assignment showing signs of plagiarism, either the:
Valencia College's Plagiarism 101 tutorial will help you define plagiarism, identify the purpose of citations, and identify ideas for how to avoid plagiarism.
Valencia College takes plagiarism very seriously. If you plagiarize, you will risk failing the assignment/exam or the entire course.
Below is Valencia College's Academic Dishonesty policy, which describes the procedures if anyone is observed in an act of academic dishonesty.
Why should you cite your sources?
Valencia College's Writing Center will help students at any stage of the writing/learning process. They go over English language assignments with students from all disciplines and all courses, college wide.
Plagiarism is a question of right or wrong behavior and it falls under normative ethics, which are the moral standards that regulate right and wrong conduct. Learn more about ethics and plagiarism at the link below.