Dishonesty & Plagiarism

We expect that student work represents original thought unless properly referenced. Submitting the work or thoughts of others as your own is a serious academic and ethical offense. Even a whole sentence, paragraph or short passage copied, summarized or paraphrased from another source (be it from a book, a periodical or the internet) constitutes plagiarism unless you acknowledge the source. If you have any doubt that you may not have acknowledged sources sufficiently, consult your teacher. Plagiarism is deliberate dishonesty. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • submitting an essay written in whole or in part by someone else
  • submitting an essay copied in whole or in part from the Internet
  • allowing one’s essay or assignment to be copied
  • copying an essay or assignment
  • preparing an essay or assignment on behalf of another student
  • submitting an assignment or other work that is completed by another person
  • buying or selling assignments
  • copying from another student
  • making information available to other students
  • using unauthorized material
  • submitting a work from one course as work in another course
  • impersonating a candidate in an test or exam
  • asking someone to impersonate you in a test or exam

Plagiarism and other forms of cheating are considered as academic theft and will result in a mark of zero or complete withdrawal from the course. In either case the registration fee will not be refunded.