TL;DR: Intellectual theft will result in course failure and potential expulsion from the University.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines plagiarism as
|“||the wrongful appropriation or purloining, and publication as one’s own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas (literary, artistic, musical, mechanical, etc.) of another [or] a purloined idea, design, passage, or work.||”|
Any time you use ideas that are not your own in anything that you write on any medium, you must supply a citation in an identifiable citation method, e.g., Digital, MLA, Chicago, etc.
Willful or accidental plagiarism will result in automatic failure of this class (with a grade of an “F”) and will be pursued to incite the utmost penalty for such dishonesty. Academic falsehood, in any form, will constitute class failure.
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Remember three things:
- If an idea is used from a source verbatim, it must be quoted by enclosing it in quotation marks and cited.
- If an idea is used from a source in the writer’s own language, it is a paraphrase and must be cited. Just moving a couple of words around and not citing is also considered plagiarism.
- If an idea used is not original nor is it common knowledge, a source must be cited.
Unsure as to what to cite, when to cite, and how to cite? Check your handbook for the best information. You might also consult these sources.
- See the Student Handbook Code of Conduct, 184.108.40.206 Definitions #16.
- For more clarity, see "What Is Plagiarism?". p.org. May 18, 2017. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
- For more explanation of each point, see "The MGA English Department's Definition of Plagiarism" (PDF). Middle Georgia State University. n.d. Retrieved 2019-08-15.