What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is defined by the Honor Council document as "the act of passing off as one's own the ideas or writings of another." In the Appendix to the Honor Council pamphlet called "Acknowledging the Work of Others" (which is used by permission of Cornell University), three simple conventions are presented for when you must provide a reference:
1. If you use someone else's ideas, you should cite the source.
2. If the way in which you are using the source is unclear, make it clear.
3. If you received specific help from someone in writing the paper, acknowledge it.
1. They Said It So Much Better. Shouldn't I Use Their Words?
2. What is a Paraphrase, Anyway?
3. My Friends Get Stuff From the Internet
4. I Don't Have Time to Do It Right
5. A Citation is Not a Traffic Ticket
6. What If My Roommate Helped Me?
7. In My Country/High School, Using Someone Else's Work is a Sign of Respect
8. I Really Didn't Do It!
9. What About Copyright?
10. Examples of Plagiarism
11. Acknowledging Work of Others
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