Academic integrity, student cheating and plagiarism are concerns of the utmost importance to university faculty, administrators, writing center and tutoring staff, librarians and academic advisors. The short, straightforward definitions of academic integrity and plagarism are meant to assist persons interested inunderstanding more about these issues.
When using or quoting word for word the words of another person it must be acknowledged. Summarizing or paraphrasing the words or ideas of another without giving that person credit is also plagiarism.
ASU addresses the issue of what academic integrity is and how violations are address in the Student Code of Conduct. ASU Graduate Education policies and procedures on academic integrity and plagiarism are discussed in detail on their webpage ASU Graduate Policies and Procedures.
Plagiarism is the most common form of academic dishonesty. The university defines plagiarism as "Means using another's words, ideas, materials or work without properly acknowledging and documenting the source. Students are responsible for knowing the rules governing the use of another's work or materials and for acknowledging and documenting the source appropriately" (ASU, 2010).
One of the most common and unintentional violations of academic integrity is plagiarism.It is acceptable and common practice to present other authors’ ideas in your work. None of us can be original all of the time, and it lends credibility when you integrate other scholars’ ideas into your work. The key is to do this properly!
To avoid plagiarism when borrowing from another source, follow these rules:
1) Within your paragraph. This is called an “in-text citation.”
Your in-text citation includes brief information a reader will need to find the complete reference in your list of sources such as the author, date or page numbers.
2) At the end of your paper in a list of sources. This list is called “References,” “Works Cited,” or “Bibliography.”
All the sources in your list must include the complete information needed to identify and retrieve that source (author’s name, title of work, date of publication, URL, etc.).