Issues in Philosophy


Plagiarism occurs when one steals or uses the ideas or writings of another and presents these writings or ideas as his or her own.

Some examples of plagiarism:

Buying a paper from a research service or term paper mill.

Turning in another student's work with or without that student's knowledge.

Turning in a paper a peer has written for you.

Copying a paper from a source (text or web) without proper acknowledgment.

Copying materials from a source, supplying proper documentation, but leaving out quotation marks.

Paraphrasing materials from a source without appropriate documentation.

Turning in a paper from a "free term paper" website. "

The above information was taken and paraphrased from:

There are papers required for this course. One of the requirements for these papers is that you locate websites and incorporate information from these websites in your paper. You must not only properly cite all information you use, but you are also expected to put the information into your own words. Each paper has a required minimum length, and direct quotes from other sources are not counted in determining the "word-count" length of your paper.

If your paper contains material that is copied or paraphrased from any website, or from a paper previously submitted that material will be identified. If it is not properly documented, or if the quotation marks are absent, the material will be considered plagiarized.

In this course, the penalty for plagiarism is as follows:

1. First offense - the student receives the grade of "0" for the assignment or if particularly outrageous in the view of the instructor the student receives an "F" in the course..

2. Second offense - the student receives an "F" in the course.

-this is in part based on the work of William Pelz, SUNY-Herkimer CC

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