Plagiarism includes the copying of the language, structure, idea and/or thought of another representing it as one’s own original work.
Examples of plagiarism include but are not limited to:
- Presenting as one’s own, the works or the opinions of someone else without proper acknowledgement.
- Borrowing of the sequence of ideas, the arrangement of materials, or the pattern of thought of someone else without proper acknowledgement.
- Having a parent or another person write an essay or do a project, which is then submitted as one’s own work.
- Failing to use proper documentation and bibliography or works cited.
- Copying from a source even if making minor changes without giving proper acknowledgement.
- Borrowing or copying materials from another student.
- Majority of a student work is from other materials, even if cited, and does not show original academic thought from the student.
Cheating includes the actual giving or receiving of any unauthorized aid or assistance, or the actual giving or receiving of unfair advantage on any form of academic work.
Examples of cheating include but are not limited to:
- Permitting another student to copy work or assignments.
- Giving or receiving answers to any academic assignment.
- Improper use of the internet and web materials to complete papers or assignments.
- Deception of any kind in an academic setting.
- The use of talking, signs, or gestures during a quiz, test, or exam.
- Passing quiz, test, or exam information during a class period or from one class period to members of another class period.
- Submission of pre-written assignment at times when such assignments are supposed to be written in class.
- Exceeding time limits on timed tests, quizzes, or assignments.
- Unauthorized use of study aids, notes, books, data, or other information.
- Sabotaging the papers, projects, or experiments of other students.
- Using features of electronic devices, such as cell phones, iPods or other mp3 players, cell phone cameras, or text messaging or emailing.
(Adapted from Edison High School Honor Code and WJCC Student Discipline Code)