Plagiarism is the presentation of
Turning in a paper actually written by your room-mate and saying "I wrote this" would be a flagarant example of plagiarism. The same would be true if you were to buy a term paper from a "paper mill."
The lightest punishment for plagiarism of this sort would be a
of zero for the paper. Other
punishments are failing the
or even expulsion from school. As
can see, plagiarism is a very serious offense in academia.
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