Coming back to the classroom environment at Valencia, if you understand that your professors think of plagiarism as literary theft, you can understand why plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and has such severe consequences. College assignments are meant to prepare you for the types of challenges you will meet in your professional lives. Students need to be able to think critically about information and make sense of it independently to be successful in college and the workplace.
Watch this 4 minute video clip that will further introduce the concepts of plagiarism and intellectual property.
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