Plagiarism, or taking credit for another person’s ideas, is considered cheating, and students sometimes plagiarize for papers and essays.
Check your head with this quiz before you make any big mistakes. If you still have questions about what is and isn’t cheating, talk to your teacher.
The President and Fellows of Harvard University. Writing with Sources. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1996.
The Trustees of Indiana University, “Plagiarism: What it is and How to Recognize and Avoid it.”
The Regents of the University of California,“Avoiding Plagiarism: Mastering the Art of Scholarship.”
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You should put quotation marks around anything you put in your paper that you copied word-for-word.
Put quotation marks around anything you copy word-for-word from another source. Then cite it (i.e. tell who wrote or said the quote). See your teacher for the best way to format your citations.
If you put someone else’s ideas in your paper, but not word-for-word, you don’t have to cite the source.
Even if you change the words around (paraphrasing), you still have to cite your source.
In a paper, you only have to cite sources on things you copy from books, not the Internet.
Even though it’s easier to cut and paste off of Web sites, than it is to re-type a quote from a book, you still have to give credit for the ideas. See your teacher for how they want you to format Internet citations.
Your teacher says Fridays history test is “open book.” It’s OK to literally open the book and use it during the test.
Open book means just that. However, you’ll still need to know where to get the information that you need. Note: These kinds of tests are usually graded very hard since you’re getting so much help from the book.
During the open book test, it’s OK to look at your neighbors paper.
This is never OK.
You and a friend are doing science homework. She gets it. You don’t. Its OK for her to explain the problems to you.
Working in a group on homework is something that’s usually acceptable (unless your teacher says otherwise). A friend explaining it to you helps both of you to learn the material better.
After she explains it, you still don’t get it. You can just copy her answers and move on.
This is taking credit for her ideas, which is stealing. Be honest and write down as much as you do understand– your teacher might give you partial credit and will be more likely to help you than if you cheat or don’t turn in the homework at all.
You discover that the answers to all the odd-numbered questions in your math book are actually in the back of the book. It’s OK to check your work with them.
It’s fine to check your work, but you still have to do the work. You’re probably being graded on the steps, not just the final answer, so show all your work.
There’s an online poetry contest. It’s OK to submit your favorite work by another poet.
It’s not your poem and you don’t have the right to submit it. Submit original work means submit work only you wrote.
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