Plagiarism is the act of claiming the ideas, writings, images and other multimedia of others as one’s own without crediting those sources. Plagiarism is academically dishonest and carries severe consequences, up to and including removal from the course for those who engage in this unethical behavior.
Examples of plagiarism include (this is not an exhaustive list):
- Using ideas from another source without citing (giving credit to) that source.
- Using direct wording from another source (even a cited source) without quotation marks.
- Slightly re-wording phrases from another source and passing the phrases as your own.
- Passing off another student’s work as your own.
- Using images from another source without citing (giving credit to) that source.
MVS has a zero-tolerance policy toward plagiarism and any assignment, quiz or test that shows evidence of this will be awarded a zero. A call to your mentor will also be made and your school's plagiarism policy will be enforced on the first offense.
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