DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITIES & ARTS STATEMENT ON DOCUMENTING SOURCES AND AVOIDING PLAGIARISM

(Adopted:  10/10/91)

 

 

DOCUMENTING SOURCES

 

Research papers, sufficiency projects, and other writing that incorporates information or ideas from sources must include suitable documentation of the sources.

 

You must provide documentation:

 

 

The documentation may take one of the following forms:

 

 

By documenting your sources:

 

 

Check with your professor or project advisor about which form of documentation is appropriate to your field and topic, and about books that give specific instructions about documentation.

 

AVOIDING PLAGIARISM

 

Plagiarism is using the words, information, or ideas of another without properly documenting them.  Students will avoid plagiarism by learning to use and document sources correctly.  The WPI Student Conduct Policies booklet clearly specifies that plagiarism, the misrepresentation of the work of another as your own, is an act of academic dishonesty.  It is also academically dishonest to allow another person to copy your work and present it as his or her own work.  Cases of deliberate plagiarism can result in loss of credit for the assignment or for the course or project during which plagiarism is committed.  A serious act of plagiarism can result in the studentís suspension from WPI.

 

The foregoing statements of the Department are in fundamental agreement with WPI policy, as stated in the Student Conduct Policies Handbook.