Research and writing are a large component of your program. In your writings, it is important to recognize other authors' ideas and research and document them, in addition to adding your own. It is considered plagiarism if you do not give credit to others after using their ideas.
To learn more about plagiarism and how to avoid it in your papers, take a look at the OWL at Purdue Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism.
The faculty of Keuka College abide by the definitions of plagiarism offered by James D. Lester in Writing Research Papers, 4th ed., pages 95-96 (Glenview, Illinois: Scott, Foresman and Company). The following is reprinted with permission of Scott, Foresman and Company:
Fundamentally, plagiarism is the offering of words or ideas of another person as one’s own. While the most blatant violation is the use of other students’ work, the most common is the unintentional misuse of your reference sources...
An obvious form of plagiarism is copying direct quotations from your source material without crediting the source. A more subtle form, but equally improper, is the paraphrasing of material or use of an original idea that is not properly introduced and documented...
Student’s use of source materials requires them to conform to a few rules of conduct:
If you are new to the concept of citing your sources, we recommend watching this video to learn a little bit more about style guides and how they help you to avoid plagiarism.
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