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Intellectual Honesty and Plagiarism

AU is serious about academic misconduct, including plagiarism. Plagiarism is a form of intellectual dishonesty in which another's work is presented as one's own. Plagiarism, as with any form of academic misconduct, will be penalized.

Our faculty and staff trace suspected cases. Plagiarism includes even partial copying of assignments from other students. Serious penalties are imposed if a case is substantiated.

Students registered in AU courses are considered to be responsible scholars. As such, they are expected to adhere rigorously to the principles of intellectual honesty. Depending on the circumstances, penalties may include rejection of the submitted work, expulsion from the course or the program, or legal action.

Students sometimes commit plagiarism inadvertently. To avoid doing so, make certain that you acknowledge all your sources in a full and consistent manner. All direct quotes (quotations from original work) and indirect quotes (paraphrases of ideas presented in the original work) must be acknowledged. You must provide the author's name, title of the work, place of publication, publisher, year of publication, and the page number from which the quote or information was taken. Full bibliographic information on each source cited must also be given in the bibliography at the end of your essay.

Refer to the FAQs section for bibliographic citation examples.




Student & Academic Services - Last Updated October 11, 2012

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