Plagiarism is defined in the Texas A&M University-San Antonio's Student Handbook (November 2017) as:
"Plagiarism - The act of passing off some other person’s ideas, words, or work as one’s own. Examples include, but are not limited to, (1) The use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without acknowledgement, documentation or citation; (2) The unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials."
For additional help, take a look at some of the links below. These websites offer ways to better understand plagiarism and how to avoid it.
This online tutorial is designed to help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in your academic writing. Plagiarism is often unintentional because students are not aware of all the ways they can accidentally plagiarize.
After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:
Watch the two videos and take the quiz. Enter your preferred email address in the field after you complete the quiz to receive a copy of the results!
Turnitin is an online service that checks for similarities between your writing and that of others. It is used as a way to detect possible plagiarism. If your professor is using turnitin, you will submit your papers to turnitin in Blackboard. For more information, please refer to the TurnItIn Tools and Resources page on the Academic Technologies website.