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Plagiarism Information

Maintaining Academic Honesty

Academic Integrity
Allen students are expected to practice academic honesty in all coursework.  Using or submitting someone else's work as your own is unethical, dishonest and may even be illegal.  Learning how to practice academic honesty is a core part of all academic classes.  Your instructor will guide you through the process of avoiding the serious consequences of plagiarism. Credit must be given to sources in all oral and written assignments.  If you are unsure about how to use outside source information, ask your instructor or check with the Writing Center

“To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source.”
plagiarism. (2010). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.Retrieved August 10, 2010, from

“Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit, i.e. an appropriate attribution or citation.” University of Nebraska Medical Center Student Handbook

Types of plagiarism


  • Mixing words or ideas from an unacknowledged source in with your own words or ideas.
  • Mixing together uncited words and ideas from several sources into a single work.
  • Mixing together properly cited uses of a source with uncited uses.

Direct Plagiarism

  • A phrase or passage that is copied word for word, but not quoted.


  • Rephrasing another person’s work and inserting into your own work without acknowledging the original source.

Insufficient Acknowledgement

  • Half crediting source; whereby you acknowledge the author’s work the first time, but continue to use the author’s words without giving additional attribution.