Plagiarism and Academic Honesty

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Students are responsible for being academically honest in all aspects of their schoolwork” (AER Handbook 21).

Consequences may include the following:

  • “redoing part or all of the assignment or assessment”
  • “completing an alternative assignment or assessment
  • “limit[ing] student access to recognitions (e.g. school awards, scholarships”
  • “Additional consequences . . . may be determined (e.g. detention, suspension) as per the school’s progressive discipline process”
  • Tearchers or Administrators “will communicate informatio to parent/guardian about the infraction and the consequences”
  • The report card “must be used to reflect incidents of cheating and plagiarism”

(Waterloo Region District School Board Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting Handbook 2013   43)

The top 5 Ways People Plagiarize

       Taking someone else’s essay/work and passing it off as your own
       Using your old essay/work for a new course
       “Cutting and pasting” from the internet or a book without attributing ownership
       Paraphrasing without attributing ownership
       Changing a word or two from the original and pretendng that’s a paraphrase even if you cite it
Images
Note: should you start a blog, create a poster, newpaper, etc., you must attribute all photos.
You cannot use “google images” as your citation. You have to go to the original source. (This is true for powerpoint presentations, posters, glogster, prezi, etc.)
Tips to Avoid Plagiarism
·         Don’t cut and paste and pretend it’s your work.
·         Don’t rewrite the passage in your own words and pretend it’s your work.
·         When you research, ensure your notes include date, attribution, complete quote.
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A Plagiarism Guide for Students

Further Resources 

Plagiarism Practice Test

Link to Google Spreadsheet: What is your favourite book?  Please write only in your number!