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Plagiarism Procedure

Definition of plagiarize*

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

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



Academic Integrity is extremely important for the online student/teacher relationship.

Teachers need to trust that you are doing your own work and not using the thoughts and ideas of another person and claiming them as your own.


Students are to read the texts fully and respond to the questions using their own thinking skills.


If a student has questions about what they are reading or what they are being asked to do with the material, they should reach out to the teacher for help.  Teachers want you to do well and are here to help you be successful.


Searching online for the answers to questions is the first step toward academic problems.


When you are not reading and thinking for yourself, you are headed in the wrong direction.


It is considered plagiarism even when you change bits and pieces of what you have read online.