Per GCC Policy, plagiarism is the dual act of presenting and claiming the words, ideas, data, or creations of others as one’s own.  Plagiarism may be intentional--as in a false claim of authorship--or unintentional--as in a failure to document information sources using MLA, APA, CBE, or other style sheets or manuals adopted by instructors in the College.  Presenting ideas in the exact or nearly exact wording as found in primary or secondary sources constitutes plagiarism, as does patching together paraphrased statements without in-text citation. Each faculty member will determine appropriate responses to plagiarism.  Disciplinary action resulting from confirmed instances of plagiarism and/or cheating may include receipt of a failing grade on an assignment or the course, removal of a student from a class, or expulsion of a student from the College.