Plagiarism is using ideas and/or words of another person without crediting the source. EXAMPLES: Turning in an assignment that has been copied from another student. Copying directly from a printed source without using direct quotation marks and appropriate reference to the source. Summarizing/paraphrasing information from a printed document or other source without using appropriate documentation. Submitting any creative piece that has been taken in part or whole from another student, author, or artist. Passing off as his or her own an idea or ideas belonging to another. MESA HIGH POLICY ON PLAGIARISM: If a student submits in his/her own name, for a grade and/or credit, any work (essay, project, art, etc.) that is NOT his/hers, the student may lose credit for the course and/or receive a failing grade. Additional disciplinary action may range from an informal talk with the student and guardian to a short suspension. Plagiarism is stealing!