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Plagiarism Defined

Noted from the Georgetown University website...

Plagiarism is defined by the Honor Council document as "the act of passing off as one's
own the ideas or writings of another." In the Appendix to the Honor Council pamphlet called "Acknowledging the Work of Others" (which is used by permission of Cornell University), three simple conventions are presented for when you must provide a reference:

1. If you use someone else's ideas, you should cite the source.
2. If the way in which you are using the source is unclear, make it clear.
3. If you received specific help from someone in writing the paper, acknowledge it.               

For more information relating to the Honor Council, academic integrity and prohibitive conduct as it relates to the School of Foreign Service in Qatar, see GU-Q Honor System.


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