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ENG 101 / 102 / 103 / 104: English Composition: Plagiarism

A guide for students who are in ENG 101 (or ENG 103) Composition I and ENG 102 Composition II (or ENG 104) at the University of Montevallo

The Fledgling

The Fledgling is the University of Montevallo Student Handbook.  Students should consult the most recent Fledgling  to inform themselves of the University's full statement on Academic Dishonesty policies. 

University Policy on Academic Honesty

Plagiarism occurs when a student uses the words or the ideas of another without acknowledging that they belong to someone else.

Briefly, there are five ways in which a student can commit plagiarism:

 Using the exact words of another person’s work/writing without acknowledgement of the source through the use of quotation marks and correct citation/documentation;

• Rephrasing a passage by another writer without giving proper credit;

• Using someone else’s facts or ideas without acknowledgement;

• Using a piece of writing for one course that was already used in a previous course (or in courses in which one is simultaneously enrolled) without express permission from both instructors to do so; and

• Presenting fabricated or falsified citations or materials.
-2019-2020 Fledgling p. 37 Viewed online 1/10/2020


Harbert Writing Center

The Harbert Writing Center (HWC) at the University of Montevallo is located in Humanities Hall 311. The HWC, which is affiliated with the UM Department of English, offers free writing feedback for students with writing projects in all content areas.  For more information visit the Harbert Writing Center site.