Dr. Kevin M. Hurley Middle School

Plagiarism is using someone's
original words, ideas or images as though they are your own.  

Plagiarism can be done on purpose, such as copying someone's work word for word and passing it off as your own. Other forms of plagiarism occur accidentally, such as forgetting to cite sources or properly paraphrase/quote your sources.  Either way, any form of plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty.  

Students should be aware that we have a no tolerance policy for any form of plagiarism, so be sure that you follow MLA guidelines and avoid the temptation to copy & paste. 

To learn more, check out this 10-minute tutorial on plagiarism from the Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University.

Also, check out these videos on plagiarism:

Common Craft Video