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Academic Honesty

for Extended Essay (& all IB work!)

Plagiarism - More Detail

Plagiarism is representing another person's work as your own. 

This includes written papers, oral works, music, media, art, ideas, and computer-based work, published or unpublished.  

Some types of plagiarism - such as purchasing a paper from a website, or "borrowing" a paper a friend wrote last semester - are obvious infractions of the academic integrity code. However, it is also possible to plagiarize on accident. 

  

 That's right, you can ACCIDENTALLY plagiarize!! 

  

But how??  

Failure to properly cite information you use from a source is plagiarism.  

It is very important that you understand how to properly cite.  

You will write many research papers during your time as a DP student & at college 

Once you understand how to properly cite information, you can write research papers with the confidence that you will not find yourself in trouble for accidental plagiarism. 

 

LibGuides: Plagiarism & Academic Integrity: Plagiarism.” Plagiarism - Plagiarism & Academic Integrity - LibGuides at St. Petersburg College, spcollege.libguides.com/c.php?g=254383&p=1695453. Accessed 7 Mat 2020. 

Information that is common knowledge does not need to be cited.  

Common knowledge includes facts such as dates or locations of historic events, and common sayings and proverbs (ex: "All that glitters is not gold."). Information that is common knowledge can be found in 5 independent sources...or can be considered as materials you have been taught in class 

  

Not sure?  

 

When in doubt, cite!  

It is better to cite something that you did not need to cite than to not cite something that should be cited! 

 

LibGuides: Plagiarism & Academic Integrity: Plagiarism.” Plagiarism - Plagiarism & Academic Integrity - LibGuides at St. Petersburg College, spcollege.libguides.com/c.php?g=254383&p=1695453. Accessed 7 May 2020. 

You can find out more about MLA 8 Citation from the our Library's LibGuide: