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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.
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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:
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