Thursday, June 11, 2009

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From the Students Handbook @ Indiana University

Definition of: Plagiarism

Plagiarism is defined as presenting someone else’s work, including the work of other
students, as one’s own. Any ideas or materials taken from another source for either
written or oral use must be fully acknowledged, unless the information is common
knowledge. What is considered “common knowledge” may differ from course to
a. A student must not adopt or reproduce ideas, opinions, theories, formulas,
graphics, or pictures of another person without acknowledgment.
b. A student must give credit to the originality of others and acknowledge
indebtedness whenever:
(1) directly quoting another person’s actual words, whether oral or written;
(2) using another person’s ideas, opinions, or theories;
(3) paraphrasing the words, ideas, opinions, or theories of others, whether oral
or written;
(4) borrowing facts, statistics, or illustrative material; or
(5) offering materials assembled or collected by others in the form of projects or
collections without acknowledgment.

These rules would apply to all. Good Heavens, could we all be crooks? Why, daily we quote someone from whom we have received information and use. Wouldn't by legal standard, we be committing plagiarism

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