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