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Academic Integrity Worksheet Definition of Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the inclusion of someone else’s words, ideas, or data as one’s own. When a student submits work that includes the words, ideas, or data of another, the source of that information must be acknowledged through complete, accurate, and specific references, and, if verbatim statements are included, through quotation marks as well. When the student places his or her name on submitted work, the student certifies the originality of all work not otherwise identified by appropriate acknowledgments. Plagiarism covers published and unpublished sources. Please place this definition in your own words Plagiarism is stealing! When writing a paper it is important to consider whether the ideas, wording, and concepts are your own rather than the works of another individual. It is crucial to properly reference other’s ideas and make sure that you are using your own words, rather than the wording of the individuals you are referencing. This accounts for any written media. By putting your name on your work you are signing your work as original to you! What may happen to a student who plagiarizes? According to Wilmington University’s Academic Integrity Policy, a first occurrence of plagiarism will result in contact from faculty regarding the incident. The faculty member reviewing the case has the right to require the student to repeat the assignment, assign a lower grade, or assign a failing grade for the course. The faculty member will review with the college’s Dean the results of the case and from there it will be forwarded it up to the Assistant Vice President. The Assistant Vice President will notify the student that his or her enrollment at the University can be changed can be changed later and may require the student to complete an academic writing
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course. The Vice President will also receive a copy of the letter. On a second occurrence, the Vice President will be notified again and the student may face suspension and contact from the Student Discipline Committee.
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