Students @ NMC are held to the following Academic Code of Behavior--
1. Cheating or Plagiarism: Cheating or plagiarism on written or oral examinations, quizzes, papers, or other academic work is prohibited. Cheating is defined as falsifying data on a report, exam, summary, or paper; the giving or receiving of aid in an examination situation; and/or the use of unauthorized materials as an aid during an examination. Plagiarism consists of offering as one’s own work, the words, ideas, or arguments of another person, without appropriate attribution by quotation, reference, or footnote. Plagiarism occurs both when the words of another are reproduced without acknowledgment, and when the ideas or arguments of another are paraphrased in such a way as to lead the reader to believe that they originated with the writer.
Plagiarism gets a lot of press these days, but it is not a new concept. The academic community has for centuries grappled with the issue of how to share ideas while giving credit where credit is due. Author Alexander Lindey notes, "Derived from the Latin work plagairius (kidnapper), plagiarism refers to a form of cheating that has been defined as "the false assumption of authorship: the wrongful act of taking the product of another person's mind, and presenting it as one's own" (Lindey, 1952, 2). Take the time to understand how you can avoid plagiarism by correctly attributing and citing sources.
For students writing papers, the most frequent academic integrity violation is Plagiarism, which involves using the ideas and words of another without giving credit.
Lindey, A. (1952). Plagiarism and originality. New York: Harper.