Finally plagiarism also involves copying the writing style or thought pattern

Finally plagiarism also involves copying the writing

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Finally, plagiarism also involves copying the writing style or "thought pattern" of the source without acknowledging the source properly in the text and on the Works Cited or References page (Saupe, 1998). This can occur when you substitute synonyms into the original sentence rather than rewriting the sentence, switch the order of phrases in the original sentence, or lift phrases verbatim from the original source. You are also guilty of academic dishonesty if you help another plagiarize (Saupe, 1998). This includes completing an assignment for that person or allowing him or her to look at, "borrow," or otherwise use your work to complete his or her assignment. Plagiarism may occur intentionally or unintentionally, but it is generally accepted that intent does not determine whether plagiarism has occurred or what consequences apply. Just as a driver is responsible for knowing and abiding by the rules of the road and ignorance does not excuse the driver if he or she violates a law, a writer is also responsible for his or her writing and knowing the rules of writing. Pleading ignorance is not an acceptable defense or an excuse and does not protect the writer from the consequences of plagiarizing. For more information see: Writing Center: The Writing Center, located in King Center 4 1 5, can help you with any aspect of your writing, from generating ideas to supporting your arguments to organizing to editing for style. For the current schedule or to make an appointment, visit the Writing Center’s website at or call 303-556-6070. In addition to the MSU Writing Center, SmartThinking may provide quality assistance. Information can be found at . It is recommended that you use SmartThinking in conjunction with the Writing Center. After receiving online response from a SmartThinking tutor, you can bring a draft and the tutor response to the Writing Center for interpretation and help determining next steps. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodations : The Metropolitan State University of Denver is committed to making reasonable accommodations to assist individuals with disabilities in reaching their academic potential. If you have a disability which may impact your performance, attendance, or grades in this class and are requesting accommodations, then you must first register with the Access Center, located in the Plaza Building, Suite 122, 303-615-0200. The Access Center is the designated department responsible for coordinating accommodations and services for students with disabilities. Accommodations will not be granted prior to my receipt of your ADA Accommodation Notification Letter from the Access Center. Please note that accommodations are never provided retroactively (i.e., prior to the receipt of your ADA Accommodation Notification Letter).
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