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Learn how to recognize and avoid plagiarism.

Consequences of Plagiarism

When you plagiarize, you lose the opportunity to learn and practice skills you'll need in your profession, and you also lose the opportunity to receive honest feedback from your professors.

In addition, plagiarism is a serious academic offense. San José State University regards plagiarism as academic dishonesty and consequences include: 


  • Failing an assignment
  • Receiving a lower course grade
  • Failing a course
  • Getting expelled


Read SJSU's Policy on Academic Dishonesty at