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Syllabus Statement on Plagiarism

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In an instructional setting, plagiarism occurs when a student deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledging its source. This definition applies to texts published in print or online, to manuscripts, and to the work of other student-writers. Therefore, you are expected to make every effort to acknowledge sources fully and appropriately in accordance with the contexts and genres of your writing. If you are unsure how to represent another person’s work in an assignment, contact me for advice before submitting your work for a grade. Additionally, review WOU’s Code of Student Responsibility (www.wou.edu/student/judicial/links/documents/CodeofStudentResponsbility.pdf). The code specifies that the minimum sanction for plagiarism is an “F” on the particular assignment, and repeated offenses carry an “F” for the class as the minimum penalty.



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