Plagiarism is derived from the Latin word plagium that means "to kidnap." Plagiarism is cheating. It means misrepresenting someone else's words or ideas as your own and applies to the use of quoted and paraphrased work, research, or concepts used in a paper without the use of quotation marks or an appropriately referenced citation, and includes both print and Internet sources. (Global University Graduate Studies Form and Style Guide, 6th edition, p. 15)
Plagiarism, even done unintentionally, includes copying or paraphrasing materials from any published or unpublished source and neglecting to give appropriate documentation.
Plagiarism is a violation of the University's Honor Code and may result in a failing grade or possible expulsion.
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