The simplified definition for plagiarism is the copying and borrowing of another's original ideas and/or words. Plagiarism occurs with the inclusion of material not explicitly cited as well as with collaborative work from another student willfully or otherwise.
Penalties for Plagiarism
Each incidence of plagiarism is subject to review and consideration by the instructor, and is subject to a range of penalties including but not limited to failing the assignment, failing the course, and referral to the disciplinary review board (which may ultimately result in the expulsion, suspension, or disciplinary removal of the student from the university).
- Plagiarism.org: website dedicated to the multifaceted interpretations of incorrect citations.
- What is Plagiarism? from Rutgers University: this is an informative yet humorous introduction to plagiarism including tips to improve your writing in an effort to avoid plagiarism. The tutorial consists of two flash movies and a quiz to test your understanding of the content.
- Acknowledging Sources from University Of Texas, Arlington: includes examples of plagiarism in real life and outside of the classroom (like the New York Times and government documents).
- Avoiding Plagiarism: What Do I Need to Cite? from Iowa State University
- Plagiarism Game: This game created by Lycoming College tests your knowledge of plagiarism in a fun, interactive way. You can print the last screen as proof of completion.
- Citation Style Resources created by UWC