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Eastern Florida State College’s “Student Code of Conduct,” Section 201.5, Appendix A, states:

This code of conduct relates to all actions disruptive or otherwise harmful to the educational process and includes both physical and virtual (online) educational communities and communications. Violation of the standard of conduct herein will be considered a disciplinary matter and treated in accordance with procedures of due process and with respect of the right and welfare of all members of the College community. Standards of conduct for which students are subject to disciplinary action, such as suspension or expulsion from EFSC, include, but are not limited to, those described below:

  1. Academic Dishonesty - Cheating, plagiarism and any other misrepresentation of work are prohibited. Students who are found to be in violation of this standard may receive severe sanctions including a failing grade in their respective course and, depending on the circumstances, possible expulsion from Eastern Florida State College. (57; emphasis added)

This guide will help students define various types of plagiarism, understand why plagiarism is prohibited in academic writing, and avoid accidental plagiarism in the future. For specific information on citation formatting, select the guide for the relevant citation style from the menu at the left, or contact a Writing Center.

Work Cited

Eastern Florida State College. 19-20 Student Handbook. 2019,