To avoid plagiarizing:
Posted with permission from Washburn University.
According to the MSU Billings Student Handbook:
Plagiarism is a form of academic misconduct and is defined as "representing the words, data, works, ideas, computer program or output, or anything not generated in an authorized fashion as one’s own" (p. 23).
Plagiarism may take many forms:
It does not matter whether you intended to plagiarize or whether the plagiarism occurred unintentionally; it still constitutes academic dishonesty. Ignorance of the rules of correct citation is not an acceptable excuse.
Plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty can subject a student to disciplinary action under the university Student Code of Conduct.