Read the ‘Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty’ section of our syllabus and click on the link below and review the Pierce Library website material.
After reviewing the material, answer the following questions:
1- How does the ‘New Oxford American Dictionary’ define plagiarism.
2- What are the three ‘not so obvious’ plagiarism practices?
3- Is it acceptable to plagiarize when we don’t know what plagiarism rules are?
4- Is it true that using information from the web is not plagiarism because they are in the public domain? Explain why or why not.
5- Research on your own and explain briefly why Wikipedia is considered an unacceptable source for research papers.