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What is Plagiarism? Print Page

In short:

In short, Plagiarism is using someone else's word or ideas without giving appropriate credit.  Avoid plagiarism by learning to correctly cite your sources any time you borrow from someone else.

WT Says:

The WT Student Code of Conduct defines Plagiarism as:

  1. Presenting work, ideas or phrasing of another, in whole or in part, as one’s own without giving credit andproper documentation of sources.
  2. Copying material directly from sources (including electronic media) except when the material is enclosed in quotation marks and the source is clearly identified. Failure to use quotation marks or appropriate methods of documentation shall be construed as attempted plagiarism.
  3. Paraphrasing too closely to the original, even when the source is identified.
  4. Claiming credit for work in any media (electronic, digital, artistic, etc.) where the student is not the original creator of said work(p.14).

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