Most students know that it is wrong to take a paper that was written by someone else and submitting it as your own work. It’s dishonest and labeled as “plagiarism”. However, plagiarism also includes things like using another person’s ideas without giving them credit, using someone’s words without indicating that you are quoting someone else, and even submitting your own paper to two different courses without discussing it with your instructors first.
It doesn’t take a lot of effort to properly cite the work of other people and it can keep you out of trouble. The posts in this section of the Web site are related to ethical guidelines surrounding plagiarism and academic integrity.
Copyright Perspectives Video
No (Actually)…You Stole That
In this video, Jason is reading over a draft of a paper he’s writing. He is visited by a future version of himself, who recognizes part of the paper as being directly copied from another student’s project. Since Jason hasn’t attributed those ideas to their source, he is guilty of plagiarism. To fix the problem, Jason revises his paper to make it obvious where he got the ideas.
This video has been uploaded to YouTube.