The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
Early 17th century: from Latin plagiarius ‘kidnapper’ (from plagium ‘a kidnapping’, from Greek plagion) + -ism.
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Sutherland Code of Conduct
Staff who suspect students of cheating on assessments or handing in assignments completed by other individuals without appropriate acknowledgement, or of otherwise being academically dishonest, will inform the grade administrator and the incident will be investigated.
Potential Consequences for 1st INCIDENCE of Academic Dishonesty:
A subsequent incident in any course could result in:
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Paraphrasing is putting someone else's words into your own words.
It shows an understanding of the subject and academic honesty.
Read carefully because you cannot paraphrase something you do not understand.
What is Paraphrasing?
Paraphrasing is putting something into your own words the ideas or thoughts of someone else. Restatement of a piece of text giving the meaning. (A summary is a brief review of content which provides the reader with the main ideas but does not expand on any of the content).
Why do we need to paraphrase?
Characteristics of a good paraphrase:
Read and Understand
Strategies for Paraphrasing
Rearrange: Can you move some words or phrases around?
Reword: Can you replace any words with synonyms?
Realize: Some information (names, dates, titles, etc.) cannot be changed.
Recheck: Did you include the important information? Does it make sense?
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