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honest in all your academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all infractions to the
Ofﬁce of Judicial Affairs”. The policy on academic integrity can be found at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/
♦ Plagiarism and Proper Citation of Sources
Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s language, images, data, or ideas without proper attribution. It is a
very serious offense both in the university and in your professional work. In essence, plagiarism is both
theft and lying: you have stolen someone else’s ideas, and then lied by implying that they are your own.
Plagiarism on either draft or ﬁnal work handed in to your instructor will lead to grade penalties and a
record ﬁled with the SJSU Ofﬁce of Judicial Affairs. It may also result in your failing the course. If you are
unsure what constitutes plagiarism, it is your responsibility to make sure you clarify the issues before you
hand in written work. Faculty will from time to time submit student work to Turnitin.com to check for
Learning when to cite a source, and when not to, is an art, not a science. However, here are some common
examples of plagiarism that you should be careful to avoid:
• If you use a sentence (or...
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