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Statement on Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty:

Course: _____________________________________

Term: _______________________________________

DIRECTIONS: (1) Read through this statement carefully. (2) Ask questions if there is anything you do not understand before you submit it to the teacher. (3) Print out a copy of this sheet and sign it. (4) Return it to your teacher.

I have heard the teacher's discussion of plagiarism, and I understand that I must use research conventions to cite and clearly mark other people's ideas and words within my paper. I understand that plagiarism is an act of intellectual dishonesty. I understand it is academically unethical and unacceptable to do any of the following acts:

  • To submit an essay written in whole or in part by another student or writer as if it were my own.
  • To download or cut-and-paste from an essay from the Internet, then quote or paraphrase from it, in whole or in part, without acknowledging the original source.
  • To restate a clever phrase verbatim from another writer without acknowledging the source.
  • To paraphrase part of another writer's work without acknowledging the source with a citation clearly distinguishing that material from my own. I know that using one citation at the end of a paragraph is insufficient to mark multiple passages in that paragraph as another writer's work.
  • To reproduce the general substance or organization of another writer's argument without acknowledging the source.
  • To reproduce unattributed facts, dates, statistics, percentages, etc., without citation when they are the fruit of another researcher's labor.
  • To take work originally done for one instructor's assignment and re-submit it to another teacher as if it were unique to his or her class.
  • To ask a family member, another student, or any other writer to produce an essay on my behalf, or allow others to revise that materialso heavily that the product is largely the fruit of their labor rather than mine.
  • To purchase essays and submit them as my own from an online source (or any other source).
  • To cheat on tests or quizzes through the use of crib sheets, hidden notes, viewing another student's paper, revealing the answers on my own paper to another student, through verbal or textual communication, sign language, or other means of storing and communicating information, including electronic devices, recording devices, cellular telephones, headsets, and portable computers.
  • To photograph an examination and pass it on to a student who will be taking that examination later.
  • To copy another student's homework answers and submit the work as if it were the product of my own labor.
  • To fail to do my own portion of group work or to take credit for work done by other members in my group.
  • To take turns "swapping" reading assignments and doing homework with other students.ubmit an essay written in whole or in part by another student as if it were my own.

I understand that the consequences for committing any of the previous acts of academic dishonesty can include a failing grade for the assignment or quiz, failure in the class as a whole, and even expulsion from the university. I will not plagiarize or cheat.

Name (Print Legibly): _______________________________

Date ____________________________________________

(Signature) _______________________________________

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