"Plagiarism is the act of taking the writings of another person and passing them off as one’s own. The fraudulence is closely related to forgery and piracy—practices generally in violation of copyright laws." (Encyclopedia Britannica Online.)
There are, however, two things that are not plagiarism and do not require a citation:
But what about fair use? Fair use allows some exceptions, for example, as a teacher I can photocopy small portions of a book for my class for educational purposes but I couldn't copy the whole book or sell it for a profit, despite my intentions.
All quotes (or photos, or videos, etc.), even paraphrases, must be attributed to their author/creator.
Paraphrasing is re-writing someone's thoughts in your own words.
To avoid plagiarism all sources should be identified with an in-text parenthetical citation and listed in the bibliography/works cited.
Plagiarism can happen outside of your typed paper. Avoid plagiarism in any Power point or Prezi by giving due credit to any and all material that's found online and not original to you. To avoid plagiarizing visual material search for items labeled for reuse or within the public domain. For example, when doing a Google Images search click on "Search Tools" and then "Usage Rights" to change the limiter.
We offer a wide variety of services to Thomas University students, including feedback on writing, workshops focusing on a variety of writing topics, self-service opportunities available on this web site and through the ARC Blackboard shell, as well as tutoring in math, biology, and other discipline specific areas.
Face to face appointments are available Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM in our Main Campus site in the Magnolia Building and 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM in the Residence Hall Study Room.
Online tutoring is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All students are also encouraged to take advantage of Turnitin.com. If you are interested in checking your papers for plagiarism before you submit them to your professors, please email Robin Ouzts: email@example.com
You have 2 online options:
Each member of the university community is responsible for abiding by the Academic Honor Code at all times.