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Plagiarism


Using (as paraphrase or quote) the ideas, data, or language of another without specific or proper acknowledgment. For example, but not limited to: copying another person’s paper, article, or computer work and submitting it for an assignment, cloning someone else’s ideas without attribution, failing to use quotation marks where appropriate, etc. Plagiarism can be intentional or unintentional. For ways to avoid both kinds of plagiarism reference Diane Hacker’s Rules for Writers or the OWL at Purdue: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/58901/