Plagiarism is a serious offense about which students and parents must be educated. In high school, students are now required to submit essays through a website that automatically checks for plagiarism. Students found guilty of plagiarism may be removed from the International Baccalaureate, Cambridge, and Advanced Placement programs.
All materials taken from a source that duplicates or approximates the wording used on that source must be placed in quotes or otherwise set aside as quoted material. Direct reference must be made to the source within the text or through the use of footnotes or endnotes. Failure to fulfill this requirement is plagiarism.
The following websites provide descriptions of plagiarism:http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/plagiarism.html At an educational website called KidsHealth.
http://www.plagiarism.org/index.html A comprehensive website dedicated to preventing plagiarism called Plagiarism.org.
http://science.widener.edu/svb/essay/plagiar.html Definitions and instructions for citation from a Chemistry Professor at Widener University.The following sites provide MLA citation guidelines: