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The heart of plagiarism is:
When you choose to integrate the works of others with your ideas in an ethical way (see citation information below) you are showing respect for the skill, time, and effort needed to produce knowledge and also becoming a creator not just a consumer in the academic environment of scholarship.
Plagiarism is using the words information ideas of another without properly documenting them. The WPI Academic Honesty Policy clearly specifies that plagiarism, the misrepresentation of the work of another as your own, is an act of academic dishonesty. It is also academically dishonest to allow another person to copy your work and present it as their own work. Cases of deliberate plagiarism can result in loss of credit for the assignment or the course project during which the plagiarism is committed. A serious act of plagiarism can result in a student's suspension from WPI.
Students can avoid plagiarism by learning to use and document sources correctly.
The following are examples of different forms of what is considered academic dishonesty at WPI. This information is also available on WPI's page on Academic Integrity, located here, and the information is adapted from the University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus; Harvard University; and other colleges and universities.
Plagiarism: Using as one's own the words, ideas, data, code, or other original academic material of another without providing proper citation or attribution. The following are all examples of plagiarism:
Fabrication: Falsification, misrepresentation, or the invention of any information, data, or citation in an academic exercise. The following are examples of fabrication:
Cheating: Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise. The following are examples of cheating:
Facilitation: Helping or attempting to help another to commit an act of academic dishonesty. The following are examples of fabrication: