From blatantly dishonest acts like buying essays off the internet, to incorrect citation, to misunderstandings of “common knowledge” or “appropriate help” with an assignment, plagiarism continues to be a significant concern for students and faculty. Below, are some resources for explaining how to prevent plagiarism, as well as how to spot it. These documents and links can be helpful for students as well as faculty.

Documents on Plagiarism

Description of Academic Dishonesty

Spring Hill College Academic Dishonesty Policy

Guidelines for Appropriate Peer Editing

Websites on Plagiarism

Purdue’s Online Writing Lab Guidelines for Avoiding Plagiarism

Indiana University: Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism

WPA Statement on Plagiarism

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