While you are a student at this college, you will be treated as an adult. You are expected to know and abide by the wooster ethic. The rules regarding academic honestly can be found in the scot’s key especially the sections on academic integrity. learning and abiding by the ethics of scholarship is essential to a life of the mind. violations will not be tolerated. Cheating in any of your academic work is a serious breach of the Wooster Ethic and the Code of Academic Integrity and is grounds for an F for the entire course. In addition, I am required to forward a record of the incident to the Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement. You will be held responsible for your actions. If you are unsure as to what is permissible, always consult me first.
You should be aware of the following guidelines regarding plagiarism: Any idea or argument taken from a work that is not your own – whether it is from a printed source, the internet, or another student – must be properly cited. You must incorporate an acknowledgment of the source of the idea or quote in a footnote. If not, your work will be considered plagiarism.
All quotations must be clearly marked with quotation marks in the text and the source identified in a footnote. If not, your work will be considered plagiarism.
Any group of three or more words taken directly from a work that is not your own must appear in quotation marks and the source identified in a footnote. If not, your work will be considered plagiarism.
The borrowing of any complete sentence, sentence fragment, or sequence of three words or more from a work that is not your own (whether taken from printed works, the internet, or the work of another student) without quotation marks and without proper citation is considered plagiarism. This includes words taken from reference works, online book reviews, or student essay posting sites.