Q. What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism, by definition, is the act of taking someone else's work or ideas and them as one's own. This is a very simple definition, though, as plagiarism and the related concept, academic dishonesty, can happen in various ways.
Please see the following pages for more information, as well as tips on how to avoid plagiarism:
- UTEP's Student Affairs' Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution offers its own definition of plagiarism, as well as a link to the University's Handbook of Operating Procedure, which details consequences for those found guilty of plagiarism at UTEP
- The University Writing Center has created the following informational pages: What is Plagiarism? and Citing Research and Avoiding Plagiarism
- If you need someone to help you determine whether your work presents instances of plagiarism, the tutors at the University Writing Center can help you-- this service is free to UTEP affiliates, and does not require an appointment
Please also see the video below for quick tips from the UTEP Library on avoiding plagiarism.