Dr Tom Kerns
North Seattle Community College


Plagiarism Policy

The plagiarism policy in this class is the same as in virtually every other class. It is a simple policy. It goes like this:

Plagiarism will not be tolerated. No written material longer than three or four consecutive words may be copied from another source without a full citation crediting that source. Citations should include the author, title, date and publication information regarding the source.

If an assignment (this includes study questions, research projects, online exams, etc) contains any plagiarised material -- whether that material is taken from books, from the internet, or from another student -- that assignment will receive a failing grade, and the student will receive a warning.

If such plagiarism occurs more than once in the course, the student will receive a failing grade for the course.

Just one footnote here for your information:

Instructors are able to run plagiarism scans on any student papers about which they may be suspicious The scan programs - there are several available - search through the entire internet, web, and all online resources to see if there are any matches for plagiarized sentences, phrases, or paragraphs in that paper anywhere on the internet. If there are, the programs report back to the instructor where the matches for those sentences or paragraphs can be found.