From the Scripps College Faculty Handbook

5.21 Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the academic use of “someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledging its source. This definition applies to texts published in print or on-line, to manuscripts, and to the work of other student writers” (CWPA website). Unintentional plagiarism can be avoided by consulting with one’s instructor about proper methods for acknowledging sources in advance of submitting an assignment.

Plagiarism includes:

  1. Quoting the exact words of one’s source without putting them in quotation marks and naming the source in the text or in an endnote or footnote; or, when paraphrasing a source, failing to acknowledge one’s source. The exception is for ordinary factual information that is regarded as common property.
  2. Acquisition of a term paper or other assignments from any source and the subsequent presentation of those materials as the student’s own work; or submitting another student’s papers, assignments, or exams as one’s own.