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Academic dishonesty may refer to cheating, dishonest conduct, plagiarism, and collusion in your academic work. Specific examples of these types of activity may include : misrepresenting others’ work as your own, such as not acknowledging any paraphrasing or quoting, use of another student’s material, incomplete acknowledgment of sources (including Internet sources), or submission of the same work to complete the requirements of more than one course.
You may access additional information on Academic Honesty through the links below:
Plagiarism is using someone else’s words or ideas as if they were your own without giving credit to that person. It may be intentional or unintentional.
Why is it wrong to plagiarize?
Tips on How to Avoid Plagiarism
|Do your own work; Start early||Do not copy and paste|
|Take careful notes on all the resources you use (both print and electronic)||Do not buy a paper from the Internet|
|Let your voice come through||Do not let someone else write your paper for you|
|Read article, set aside then write your paper||Do not write a paper for someone else|
|Use strategies such as paraphrasing, summarizing and quotations||Do not copy your classmate's work|
|If you use direct quotations, use quotation marks||Do not submit the same assignment for two different classes|
|Introduce each source using in-text citations||Do not use article spinner or other online sites to help in paraphrasing text you found elsewhere|
|Include a bibliography or reference list of all sources used in your paper|
|When in doubt, cite!|
No need to cite when:
This page contains information useful for faculty who wish to refer their students to Plagiarism school:
Plagiarism school is a remedial measure that is run by the University Libraries. The purpose of Plagiarism School is to take advantage of the opportunity to reeducate and reform students who are caught plagiarizing. It is appropriate for first-time offenders and should be used as a way to mitigate a sanction applied by the instructor. For example, if the student was given a failing grade for the assignment or course as a result of plagiarizing, the student could be offered the chance to do the assignment again for a grade after completing plagiarism school. Participating in Plagiarism School does not eliminate the need to report incidents of plagiarism in accordance with university policy.
Here are a few points to note about plagiarism school
If a professor chooses to sanction a student and refer them to plagiarism school the procedures are outlined on the Plagiarism website:http://libguides.library.kent.edu/plagiarism/faculty-info
Please also consult the KSU Administrative policy section E on the responsibilities of the instructor: http://www.kent.edu/policyreg/administrative-policy-regarding-student-cheating-and-plagiarism
Should a professor/ instructor choose to use the Honor Pledge- a copy can be obtained by clicking on the link below. Please read carefully information/ guidelines on using the pledge in an ethical manner: https://www.kent.edu/plagiarism/honor-pledge-0
Safe Assign is the plagiarism detection software used at Kent State. It is freely available for use by students and faculty and is available on Blackboard. The library offers students the opportunity to submit papers as drafts to be checked for plagiarism. Depending on the results of the originality report, the student may be offered the opportunity to meet with a librarian so they can provide them with strategies on how to avoid plagiarism. If no plagiarism issues are detected , the student will get an email informing them of this outcome. To learn more about the library's Safe Assign services please consult the Academic Honesty and Plagiarism Lib Guide and click on the Safe Assign Link.
Students can sign up for library and technology workshops at https://training.kent.edu
Library workshops include:
Avoiding Plagiarism and Citation Basics
Searching Databases and Google Scholar
How to do a literature Review
How to manage your research using citation management tools such as Zotero, Mendeley and Endnote
Getting started with systematic Reviews
Software for Systematic Reviews