|Understand what plagiarism is and ways to avoid it|
|Select appropriate citation style and apply it correctly|
According the the Texas State Honor Code:
WE ARE HONEST. We do our own work and are honest with one another in all matters. We understand how various acts of dishonesty, like plagiarizing, falsifying data, and giving or receiving assistance to which one is not entitled, conflict as much with academic achievement as with the values of honesty and integrity. Click here to read the entire Texas State Honor Code.
How violators WILL be caught:
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Plagiarism is a very serious offense. It includes:
Are you using:
|Your own independent material|
|Someone else's own independent materia|
You must acknowledge someone else's material.
|Do all quotations exactly match their sources? Check!|
|Have you inserted quotation marks around quotations that are run into your text?|
|Have you shown omissions with ellipsis marks and additions with brackets?|
|Does every quotation have a source citation?|
Paraphrases and Summaries:
Have you used your own words and sentence structures for every paraphrase and summary? If not, use quotation
|Does every paraphrase and summary have a source citation?|
|Have you obtained any necessary permission to use someone else’s material on your Web site?|
|Have you acknowledged every use of someone else’s material in the
place where you use it?
|Does your list of works cited include all the sources you have used?|
Checklist content borrowed from: Fowler, Ramsey H. and Jane I. Aaron. The Little, Brown Handbook. New York:
Pearson Education, Inc., 2004. http://wps.ablongman.com/long_fowler_lbh_9/
German minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigned in March 2011 after plagiarism accusations that large parts of his doctoral thesis were copied without proper reference. Guttenberg was stripped of his doctorate. Read more here.