Cutting and pasting from a website. Putting sentences from a paper you are reading into your own paper without giving credit to the original author. Copying a classmate's paper. Using a thesaurus to swap in words with similar meanings into a sentence from a paper you want to use. Reusing your own work without getting permission to do so.
All of these items are examples of plagiarism. Plagiarism, in essence, is a form of stealing. It is dishonest. It can be avoided.
The resources on this page are all here to help you understand what plagiarism and self-plagiarism are, how to avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism, how to paraphrase appropriately, and how to give credit where credit is due.
Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are addressed in the APA 7 manual in Sections 1.17, 8.2, 8.3, and 12.13. Students should make themselves familiar with these sections.
In instances where the misuse of sources warrants action beyond a warning, a student will be required to participate in the UWC’s Proper Use of Sources tutorial, which is available by referral only.
The process is:
After completing the UWC Proper Use of Sources tutorial, any significant, subsequent occurrence may have adverse academic consequences.