How to Avoid
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:
- Copying and pasting text from on-line media, such as encyclopedias or journal articles without attribution.
- Copying and pasting text from any web site without attribution.
- Transcribing text from any printed material, such as books, encyclopedias, newspapers, journal articles, and magazines, without attribution.
- Simply modifying text from any of the above sources without proper citations. This includes lifting portions of another source and using them as your own work.
- Replacing a few selected words using a thesaurus or just using words from your own
head to get synonyms.
- Using photographs, videos, or audio without permission or acknowledgement.
- Using another student's work and claiming it as your own, even with the other student's permission. The latter is an act of collusion in which both students are plagiarizing.
- Acquiring work from commercial sources, including buying papers off the web or paying someone to do the work.
- Translation from one language to another without citations.
- Submitting an essay or paper that was written for another class or another purpose without the consent of the current instructor.
- Using your previous work in any way as a basis for new assignments without citing the original work in the bibliography.
The penalty for plagiarism depends on the severity of the offense. For a detailed explanation of the possible disciplinary actions, read the Code of Student Conduct.
June 15th, 2004