Plagiarism, intentional or unintentional, will NOT be tolerated in this class, so get to know the various meanings of this word. If you plagiarize someone else’s work–for example, recycling someone else’s work and presenting it as your own, you will receive a "0" for the class, and your name will be forwarded to the academic dean for further action.
Plagiarizing includes the following instances:
--Buying a paper from a term paper mill, downloading a paper off a website, or "borrowing" a paper from a friend or fraternity file and submitting all or even part of it as your own work. Even if you have permission from the original writer, using that writer's work is still considered plagiarism.
--Not attributing (citing) a direct quote (exact words by a source) to the original author/source.
--Not using quotation marks ("") for direct quotes.
--Not attributing (citing) paraphrased passages (research rewritten into your own words, thus, no quotation marks) to the original author/source.
--Not attributing (citing) background material (biographical, historical, and class notes) to the original source.
The York College of Pennsylvania policy on academic honesty appears in the student handbook and in the college catalogue, and this instructor takes this policy VERY seriously; students caught plagiarizing will be granted no quarter, even for a first offense. Plagiarize and/or cheat at your own peril!
♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦