Plagiarism is difficult to define concisely because of the variety of ways for which it can be committed. Generally defined, plagiarism is fraudulently using someone else's ideas or work as one's own. However, educators agree that plagiarism is cheating, whether it is intentional or unintentional. The examples of plagiarism below should provide a better understanding.
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Academic Honor Code sets forth the standards of academic honesty and integrity for students at UNCP and describes attendant faculty responsibilities. Students and faculty are expected to be familiar with its provisions. This Code defines student behavior which violates the standards (Section III), and enumerates the penalties for violations and the circumstances under which such penalties may be imposed (Section IV). Section V sets forth the procedures for dealing with cases where a violation of the Academic Honor Code is alleged. Section VI provides advice to faculty members. (UNCP's Academic Honor Code complete text)
Assisting, etc., in obtaining academic credit by fraudulent means.
Some information concerning plagiarism and suggestions for its prevention and detection were confirmed or enhanced from a variety of sources, all of which are listed in the following bibliography.
Updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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