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Plagiarism – To steal or pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own; use another’s production without crediting the source; to commit literary theft; to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source. (Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 10th edition)
Plagiarism is a serious offence in all courses. When preparing to write an essay, or completing module work, students are expected to collect information, process it, and then re-write it in their own words. Any information taken directly from a book or magazine, the internet or any other published or copy written work must be appropriately referenced. Any work found to be plagiarized in whole or in part will be given a grade of zero for a first offence. If the action or offence is repeated, students may be withdrawn from the course, and/or asked to leave the school.