The university guidelines on academic integrity will be enforced
for written work in all formats. Obviously wholesale reproduction of somebody
else's work and presenting it as your own is unacceptable; however, minor
rearrangements of somebody else's text also counts as plagiarism
and you will be penalized for both practices. Work that is heavily plagiarized
will not be accepted for credit.
When taking notes, identify phrases
consisting of 5 or more consecutive words from the original source by using
quotation marks. This will help you avoid plagiarism as you prepare reports
and web pages. In written work, phrases consisting of 5 or more consecutive
words from the original souce must be put in quotations and the source cited.
Most of your notes from various
sources should simply be restated in your own words -- this will promote
your understanding of the material (copied material simply goes from page
to page without ever making the acquaintance of your higher brain centers).
The sources of ALL information used in the preparation of written work must
be identified and acknowledged.