Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

 

 

Plagiarism, also referred to as academic dishonesty or academic fraud, is the act of deliberately or accidentally presenting someone else’s ideas and efforts as your own.  Plagiarism includes the following and similar actions:

 

  

Absent or Fraudulent Credit
 
-         failing to provide citations (give credit) for ideas, quotations, images, music that are not your own
-          cutting and pasting from the Internet and print sources
-         failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
-         giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation/idea
-         changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit

 

Fraudulent Assignments/Content
 
 -        copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of
            your work – whether you give credit or not
 -         turning in someone else’s work as your own
 -         buying papers from the Internet or other people
 -         having someone else complete an assignment/test for you (for payment or not)
 -         submitting an assignment that you completed for another course
 -         falsifying or inventing data, quotations, information

 

Copying other Students’ Work

            
            -     copying or gathering information from another student on an assignment or in a
    test/exam – with or without consent
-    copying or gathering information from someone else’s homework with or without consent

 

Using Aids

 

-         bringing in and using notes, “cheat sheets”, formulae for a test/exam
        (unless permitted by the teacher)

-         using calculators and similar tools when not permitted

-         using cellphones/smart phones to access notes or the Internet during a test/exam
        or an in-class assignment

-         using phones to text friends for answers

 

Inappropriate Collaboration

 

-          working as a group or in partners when the assignment is not group work
 
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