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Business Communications 212 CBA

Prof. Karen Lemon

Avoid Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the representation of the ideas of others as one's own. Unfortunately, plagiarism can be unintentional, as well as intentional.

Like most colleges and universities, Rider takes a strong stand against plagiarism. The Code of Academic Conduct published in The Source: Student Handbook reads:

  • Academic dishonesty includes any unauthorized collaboration or misrepresentation in the submission of academic work. In all written work, whether in class or out of class, the student's name on the work is considered to be a statement that the work is his or hers alone, except as otherwise indicated. Students are expected to provide proper citations for the statements and ideas of others whether submitted word for word, or paraphrased. Failure to provide proper citations will be considered plagiarism and offenders will be subject to the charge of plagiarism specified in the statement of regulations.

How to avoid plagiarism:

You must give credit to the source when you cite the language and an idea.

1. Use direct quotes for the original language and add an in-text citation or footnote to point to the full citation/biliography at the end

2. Paraphrase the original text using your own language with an in-text citation or footnote and an end bibliography. 

3. When you use someone's idea, you should give credit.