What it is and Why it matters?
23rd March, 2016
EIS HCMC Academic Honesty Policy
Plagiarism & Cheating
A Few Recent Headlines about Plagiarism & Cheating
Why do people plagiarize?
Instances of plagiarism and their consequences
What can you do?
EIS Academic Honesty Policy & Procedures
At the EISHCMC we have a policy called the Academic Honesty Policy and
Procedures. This policy explains how we handle instances of plagiarism within
The policy is available on our LRC website.
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to:
• Plagiarism in Papers & Assignments
• Unauthorized Communication during Assessments
• Misrepresenting Academic Accomplishments
• Hoarding or Damaging Library/School Materials
• Forging a Signature
The act of
or ideas as
What is Plagiarism?
Types of Plagiarism
Failure to cite information (intentional/ unintentional)
Failure to quote (intentional/ unintentional)
Intentional or Not?
Unintentional plagiarism can be:
(using sections of writing copied from a variety of sources,
linked together with additional sentences. This is
considered plagiarism unless all directly quoted text is
indicated with quotation marks and citation )
Failing to cite a source
(In-Text Citation, Bibliography or Sources Cited)
• Failing to use quotation marks
(“ around directly quoted text”)
What is cheating?
Cheating is getting
unauthorized help on
an assignment, quiz
A few recent Headlines about
Plagiarism & Cheating
German School Confirms Politician's Plagiarism
Wall Street Journal - Patrick Mcgroarty - 3 days ago
BERLIN—Germany's controversial ex-defense minister Karl-Theodor
zu Guttenberg plagiarized swathes of his doctoral thesis "intentionally
Lady Gaga faces possible plagiarism lawsuit for 'Judas' single
Examiner.com - Peter Buchanan - 1 day ago
This isn't the first time Lady Gaga has faced plagiarism charges.
“Born This Way” has been accused of ripping off Madonna's “Express
Yourself” and ...
Prof. found guilty of plagiarism
MSU State News - 19 Apr 2011
After nearly eight months of investigation, MSU professor Sharif
Shakrani was found guilty of plagiarism in findings released by a
campus investigative ...
George Harrison of the Beatles
was successfully sued for plagiarism.
The Black Eyes Peas were
sued successfully for
Canada opposition party
accuses PM of plagiarism
The Associated Press - Sep 30, 2008
Laziness: it’s easier and faster
Lack of good planning skills
•Taking information from another source that is not properly
•Working with others on an assignment that was assigned
as independent work.
•Looking at another’s test / quiz / exam.
•Letting another student look at your work during a test or
•Using other secretive methods of receiving or giving
information during a test / quiz / exam.
Category 1 Consequences
Teachers will report the incident to the Head of
Section and they will recommend the behavioral
Any second infraction will result in a category two
consequence (suspension), and an on-going pattern
may lead to a recommendation for expulsion.
Malpractice regarding academic work will be
recorded in the semester/year end report card.
1. Taking papers from the Internet, other publications
or other students without proper citation.
2. Taking any part of a test to use or give to others.
3. Submitting as your own, any kind of work that has
been written or produced by another (collusion).
1. These incidents can be considered theft;
2. Students will not receive a grade or score for the
3. They will be expected to make up the work.
Category 2 Consequences
These incidents are extreme and you will be dealt
with the School administration.
1. A repeated pattern of category 1 or 2 incidents.
2. Lying or deceit regarding academic work
3. Altering records
4. Stealing examinations or unauthorized materials
What can you do?
Research takes time to search for, evaluate and read
1. Be well-informed about all major research projects
2. Check your agenda on a daily basis
3. Set realistic goals for finishing assignments
Prioritize your time
Plan the research assignment
Read and interpret information
Take brief notes
Create a Bibliography
Make sure you:
Immediately records all Internet sources used including
photos and audio files
Record the access date
Know how to format the sources (MLA or APA)
Remember the following to
avoid plagiarizing material:
1. Use quotation marks around direct quotes.
2. Use in-text citations (or footnotes) for all content that has
been written or created by someone else, unless it is
common knowledge. This applies to both direct quotations
and paraphrased content.
3. Include the source in your bibliography or sources cited
page at the end of the paper or project.
When in doubt, ask your Teacher/
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