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Plagiarism and Academic Honesty

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Plagiarism is the use of someone else's words or ideas without giving them credit. Some examples are:

  • Downloading material in whole or in part from the Internet.
  • Copying word for word from published or unpublished work.
  • Paraphrasing published or unpublished material without bibliographic notation.
  • Copying and turning in another student's work as your own with or without that student's knowledge.

Any of the above noted violations are considered to be serious and may result in:

  • Attending students: The School Facilitator will be notified and the student will be required to redo the work. Please note that schools may have their own policy which may override the ISO policy.
  • Non-attending students: The student will be required to redo the work and a record of their plagiarism will be placed in their student file, until the course has been completed.

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