yourself about plagiarism before you begin your course.
1. Read the ELI policy
statement on academic
dishonesty (reprinted here):
2. Read the official NVCC
statement on academic
includes cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of dishonorable
conduct (see the NVCC Student Handbook for more detailed
information). Such dishonesty will not be tolerated. Penalties
can range from the issuance of failing grades (on an assignment,
an exam, the course) to being referred to the Dean of Student
Development for further disciplinary action, including possible
expulsion from the College.
3. Read my policy on
plagiarism and cheating:
officials award credit, degrees, and certificates, they must
assume the absolute integrity of the work done by you; therefore,
it is important that you maintain the highest standard of honor
in your scholastic work. Academic dishonesty shall not be
condoned. When such misconduct is established as having
occurred, it subjects you to possible disciplinary actions
ranging from admonition to dismissal, along with any grade
penalty the instructor might, in appropriate cases, impose.
Procedural safeguards of due process and appeal are available to
you in disciplinary matters. Academic dishonesty, as a general
rule, involves one of the following acts:
- Cheating on an
examination or quiz, including the giving, receiving, or
soliciting of information and the unauthorized use of notes or
other materials during the examination or quiz.
- Buying, selling,
stealing, or soliciting any material purported to be the
unreleased contents of a forthcoming examination, or the use of
- Substituting for
another person during an examination or allowing such
substitution for one's self.
- Plagiarizing. This
is the act of appropriating passages from the work of another
individual, either word for word or in substance, and
representing them as one's own work. This includes any submission
of written work other than one's own.
- Colluding with
another person in the preparation or editing of assignments
submitted for credit, unless such collaboration has been approved
in advance by the instructor.
furnishing false information to the College; forgery and
alteration or use of College documents or instruments of
identification with the intent to defraud.
4. Read my policy on
|Any instance of academic
dishonesty, cheating, plagiarism will
result in immediate grade of "F" in the course.
If you understand the
issue of plagiarism, you should proceed with your course. If you need further
explanation of plagiarism and citation issues, please check some
of the resources listed below.
information at NVCC
about Plagiarism by Denise Ashkenas, Alexandria campus
Writing Tips for Online History Students by
Jud Sage, especially his paragraph on
How to Avoid Plagiarism
information at some major universities
Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid, has some good
examples of plagiarism. See also IU's general
University of California at Davis (Student Judicial Affairs),
Avoiding Plagiarism: Mastering the
Art of Scholarship, is a nicely-designed website that conveys the full
seriousness of the issue of plagiarism.
The Purdue University Online Writing Lab has a very well done
The Writing Place at Northwestern University has
Avoiding Plagiarism with a set of nice tips
Augusta State University,
A Note on Plagiarism, is short
with some excellent examples.
St. Cloud University has a short
note on paraphrasing, the
The Puzzling Paraphrase.
Another good resource is
Using Sources, by Sharon Williams at
Hamilton College, with some general remarks and detailed explanation of examples.
Georgetown University has a very lengthy,
student-developed worksheet on
What Is Plagiarism.
Plagiarism Theme Page has
links to information about plagiarism.
Duke University Libraries,
is a good worksheet.
University Library, Manage Bibliographies & Citations, provides links to information about the
various systems for citing sources.
A Brief Citation
Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities by Melvin Page, East
Tennessee State University, provides a short comparison site of MLA,
APA and Chicago citation of online resources styles.
APA, MLA, Turabian, and Chicago Citation Styles is a good starting place to learn about MLA, APA and Chicago
Citing Electronic Information in History Papers, by Maurice Crouse, University
of Memphis, is useful.
Listen to some brief remarks about
plagiarism as a mp3 file. You can also read the information as a txt file.
|For a paper (or paragraph) writing
assignment in one of my courses using the required book (or primary source), simple page number in
parenthesis is fine (32)--because I know what source you are using. If you have used any other
source (either a direction quotation or a paraphrase) in your writing,
then you must cite author, title, date, page in parenthesis (Smith, Gilgamesh, 1978, 8). If you
have used an electronic source, then cite
author, url, date accessed (Smith, www.course.edu/Gilgamesh/paper.html, 13 June 2001). You may
also check the Citing Sources noted below for further information. If you use an electronic version of a book, cite the location of the quote.