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Plagiarism Prevention Module


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Plagiarism is one of the issues of academic integrity covered in the Code of Student Conduct.

The Upstate Code of Student Conduct defines plagiarism as:

Using others' words or ideas without consistent, correctly formatted acknowledgement.


In layman's terms, plagiarism is representing the work or words of another person as your own without appropriate attribution. This includes using your own previous work and not citing it appropriately, which is called self-plagiarism.

The Code of Conduct defines self-plagiarism as:

The act of re-using your own work without letting your professor know that it comes from a previous paper or assignment. This can include parts of a previous assignment of an entire paper.

Implication: You cannot reuse assignments from one class in another without the prior approval of your instructor.