Welcome to the RGO LLC guide to academic honesty and plagiarism.
This guide has recommended library resources, online videos, interactive tutorials and websites to help you:
Principles of Academic Honesty & Integrity
According to The Center for Academic Integrity, academic integrity is "a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals into action" (p. 4).
The Center for Academic Integrity (n.d.). The fundamental values of academic integrity. Retrieved from http://www.academicintegrity.org/
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Bow Valley College (BVC) expects learners to follow academic honesty policies, which state there are serious consequences for students that break these expectations.
A common form of academic dishonesty is plagiarism. BVC's student handbook defines plagiarism as:
"that which is represented as one’s own work and has been deliberately copied from any outside source, including other students’ work” (2013, p. 26).
Plagiarism is a serious offense with consequences that may include:
Examples of activities considered plagiarism include:
Watch this humourous video with examples of plagiarism from the University of Alberta:
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Avoiding plagiarism is simple - always properly cite the original source of the ideas and research findings that you are reproducing and using in an essay or research paper.
This applies regardless of the manner of reproduction. If you are quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing from a source, you must recognize the original by using a citation style (such as APA or MLA).
To avoid plagiarism...
Use this flowchart to help determine if you need to cite a source to avoid plagiarism:
Follow the links below to learn more about what plagiarism is and what you can do to avoid it:
Why You Must Cite Sources
This video tutorial explains some of the reasons why it is important to cite sources when writing an academic research paper.