What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is “The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.”
(Oxford English Dictionary. http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/144939?redirectedFrom=plagiarism#eid)
When completing assignments it is important to avoid plagiarism. Learn about plagiarism and how to avoid it by visiting the Online Plagiarism Tutorial created by Acadia University Library.
Dakota Wesleyan University has a code of conduct that supports the university's commitment to building a scholarly community. Essentially, the key concepts are:
The full "Academic Integrity Policy" can be found on pages 20 - 21 of the Academic Catalog.
Here is an example of plagiarism where material written by Mustapha Marrouchi in 2003 is compared to text written twenty-one years earlier by Salman Rushdie. Marrouchi copies Rushdie's orignial text nearly word for word and does not reference the original. Not all plagiarism is this blatant, however. Merely paraphrasing an idea without attribution is still considered to be plagiarism.
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