Plagiarism is the act of stealing someone else's words or ideas and passing them off as your own.
Graceland's Academic Integrity Policy views plagiarism in the same category as cheating and fraud. It states: "An instructor may assign a grade of "F" for the course in cases of fraud, plagiarism and/or cheating. When an "F" grade is assigned, the student may not drop the course. All cases of fraud, plagiarism and/or cheating will be reported to the respective dean or division chair, and dean of faculty. Violation of the academic integrity policy may have additional consequences including sanctions or dismissal from a program or from Graceland University." Click here to read the rest of the policy.
Plagiarism is easy to avoid. This guide will help you do that, and if you ever have any doubts about a citation, be sure to ask a librarian, your professor, or visit the Writing Center!
This video, created by the librarians at the University of Illinois, will give you a basic introduction to citations and their importance.
Avoid plagiarism by summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting.
(Developed from: Cristyn Elder, et. al. "Purdue OWL: Avoiding Plagiarism," http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/930/02/ . Retrieved on 7/2/13.)