Source: Examtime, Inc. (2012). How to Avoid the Worst Academic Ain. Retrieved from https://www.examtime.com/blog/plagiarism-how-to-avoid-the-worst-academic-sin/
The purpose of this guide is to communicate the different resources available to you to help you cite your sources.
Plagarism is the wrongful appropriation of information, or using someone else's writing, language, thoughts, ideas, etc and making them your own without giving them credit. Some *examples* of plagarism are:
- Rewriting someone else's intellectual property as your own
- Copying and pasting from websites or other materials
- Buying, downloading, or borrowing another's paper
- Simply not knowing when or how to cite (not an excuse)
- Not knowing how to paraphrase or summarize
- Not knowing what "common knowledge is"
- Recycling an old paper.
These are just examples. Be cognizant of citing your sources when researching. When in doubt, ASK your instructor or a university academic team member, just as a Writing Center employee or Librarian.
Bayonne, P. (2014). Citing Sources. In Center for Academic Programs: CAP/SSS, UCONN University Libraries. Retrieved from http://classguides.lib.uconn.edu/content.php?pid=50827&sid=377224