Composition Program Orientation
In addition to the above presentation, here are a variety of websites that may be useful to you and your students:
Bibliographies: MLA Format
MLA Style Citations from University of California Berkeley in pdf
An Overview of MLA Format from Bridgewater College
Plagiarism: Prevention and Detection
Plagiarism and the Web
Preventing and Detecting Online Plagiarism
Internet Plagiarism: Strategies to Deter Academic Misconduct
Plagiarized.com: The Definitive Guide to Internet Plagiarism
Term Papers on File
Research Papers Online
Ivy Research Papers
Most of these tips borrowed from “Internet Plagiarism: Strategies to Deter Academic Misconduct” by Mary Hricko, Library Director, Kent State University , Geauga Campus
UTEP ENGLISH DEPARTMENT PLAGIARISM POLICY
UTEP maintains high standards of academic honesty for all of its students; cheating in any form is not acceptable. One major component of the UTEP policy of academic integrity regards plagiarism.
Plagiarism is defined as the use of another person's ideas or words without giving them proper credit. Plagiarism occurs whenever a student quotes, paraphrases or summarizes another person's work without providing correct citation. Plagiarism occurs whether the work quoted is a book, article, website, reader's guide like Cliffs Notes or SparkNotes, another student's paper, or any other source. An entire essay is considered fraudulent even if only a single sentence is plagiarized.
How to Avoid Plagiarism
There are two ways to avoid plagiarism:
1. Develop your own opinions and ideas whenever you write papers or exams. Unless you are specifically required to do research, most teachers would prefer to see you express your own individual thoughts.
2. Whenever you refer to another person's ideas or words, use proper citation to give them credit. Most English classes will require you to use MLA Citation Form. For information about MLA Form, consult your instructor or any writing handbook, particularly the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers .
Consequences for Plagiarism
If you are suspected of committing plagiarism, you will be reported to the Dean of Students. The Dean will conduct an investigation of your paper or exam and determine the appropriate sanctions. Sanctions for plagiarism can include a failing grade for the assignment, failure for the class, disciplinary probation and expulsion. In addition, committing plagiarism results in you losing the respect and trust of your teacher.
UTEP's Dean of Students' Guidelines: http://www.utep.edu/dos/acadintg.htm
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