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Plagiarism: What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the act of using another work (someone else's or your own) without proper citation. This can be intentional or accidental.

Plagiarism is a violation of the Emory & Henry Honor Code which could lead to academic probation or permanent expulsion from the college.

Examples of plagiarism from the Honor Code include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Borrowing words, sentences, ideas, conclusions, examples, and/or organization of an assignment without proper acknowledgement from a source (for example, a book, article, electronic document or another student’s paper);
  2. Submitting another person’s work in place of one’s own;
  3. Allowing someone else to revise, correct, or edit an assignment without explicit permission of the instructor; submitting work without proper acknowledgment from commercial firms, websites, fraternity or sorority files, or any other outside sources, whether purchased or not;
  4. Allowing another student to substitute any part of a course for a student, including quizzes, tests and final examinations;
  5. Submitting any written assignments done with the assistance of another without the explicit permission of the instructor;
  6. Submitting work that was originally prepared for another class without the explicit permission of the instructor; and
  7. Knowingly aiding another student who is engaged in plagiarism.