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HU Student Handbook, Statement on Plagiarism
In writing papers, reports, and summaries for your University courses, you will be held responsibile for knowing the difference between legitimate and illegitimate use of published source material. Illegitimate use is called Plagiarism, and at Huntington University, the penalty of plagiarism may range from a grade of F on the work in question to failure of the course. Intentional plagiarism is a much more serious offense than "unconscious" plagiarism, although the student is obligated to avoid both (p.39).
: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source
Sources to help avoid Plagiarism
Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work, or borrowing someone else's original ideas. But terms like "copying" and "borrowing" can disguise the seriousness of the offense.
Evil in the Classroom: Deception and Desire
The link will take you to an excellent resource on plagiarism, and how we, as Christian educators, might help our students understand its seriousness. The article, written with wit and style and published in The Other Journal, was co-authored by our own David Alexander and Kent Eilers.
Plagiarism: Overview and Contradictions
Summary: There are few intellectual offenses more serious than plagiarism in academic and professional contexts. This resource offers advice on how to avoid plagiarism in your work.
While Plagiarism can be intentional, it is more often caused by misunderstanding. Avoiding it means understanding the role of intellectual property and what makes plagiarism wrong.
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