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University Rules

"10. Plagiarizing, that is, the offering as one's own work the words, ideas, or arguments of another person without appropriate attribution by quotation, reference or footnote. Plagiarism occurs either when the words of another (in print, electronic, or any other medium) are reproduced without acknowledgement or when the ideas or arguments of another are paraphrased in such a way as to lead the reader to believe that they originated with the writer. It is the responsibility of all University students to understand the methods of proper attribution and to apply those principles in all materials submitted."

Catalog of Studies, 2010-11 Academic Regulations, Academic Honesty, Introduction, Definitions


1. The action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own; literary theft.


Oxford English Dictionary, Plagiarism. Accessed June 10, 2010.

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