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AVOIDING PLAGIARISM

students on campus Students, take note! Plagiarism has serious consequences ranging from receiving a zero for an assignment, getting an "F" for a course, or being expelled from the University. Avoiding plagiarism is YOUR responsibility.
Definitions:
"Plagiarism is the representation of the words or ideas of another as one's own in any academic exercise."

--from the Rutgers Policy on Academic Integrity


"Main Entry: pla·gia·rize
Pronunciation: 'plA-j&-"rIz also -jE-&-
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -rized; -riz·ing
Etymology: plagiary ... [Latin plagiarus, literally, kidnapper] ...

transitive senses : to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source

intransitive senses : to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source"

--Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2005. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. 30 June 2005. <http://www.m-w.com>

Useful links explaining what plagiarism is and how to avoid it:

From the Rutgers Libraries:
Plagiarism and Academic Integrity Tutorial (Eileen Stec and Tony Joachim, Douglass Library)


Don't Plagiarize! Document Your Research (Roberta Tipton, Dana Library)
From the University:
Policy on Academic Integrity for Undergraduate and Graduate Students


Graduate School-Newark Policy on Academic Integrity
Additional Source:
Sociology Professor Earl Babbie's classic article about plagiarism
http://newarkwww.rutgers.edu/guides/asi_2005/plagiarism.htm
This page was last updated 5 July 2005.
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