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Plagiarism, Fair Use and Copyright Guide: Plagiarism and Academic Integrity
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Plagiarism: Why should I care?
Plagiarism can happen deliberately or unintentially and should not be taken lightly. Plagiarism is like stealing and diminishes the academic value of your research and threatens academic integrity and the pursuit of information and knowledge. Take the time to understand plagiarism!
Honesty -Turn in your own work, based on your own intellectual quest.
Trust - Scholars and academic institutions should mutually support academic freedoms and foster trust in the pursuit and exchange of knowledge.
Fairness - Learning experiences and interactions need to be carried out fairly and consistently according to institution policies.
Respect - All opinions and exchanges must be shared with a respect of intellectual freedom and the process of learning.
Responsibility - Be accountable for the work you turn in and accept responsibility for the pursuit of your own education.
Courage - Stand up for values even under pressure and adversity.
Yes, it is possible that you can re-use work from other assignments you have turned in for classes you have already taken and many professors could consider this self-plagiarism. "Recycling" or reusing work you have already done, especially without citing your previous work, may be considered unethical. Below are some links to read through and better understand this controversial concept.