Plagiarism rules in UCI
Plagiarism is a serious academic offence. Each year several cases of plagiarism are brought to the attention of the university. Depending on the severity of the offence, students found guilty of plagiarism may lose credit for the assignment in quiz, be awarded a mark of zero in the module, or face expulsion from the university.
First, what is plagiarism? The plagiarism is to steal and pass of (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own. Which means, if you look others paper during test, copy others’ homework with or without promotion. Those all are plagiarism.
Second, the UCI has a specific document that called “Incorporating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism” which produced by Christine King. Inside of this file, they introduce a significant definition about what is plagiarism and what should you do or not to do. After that, they talk about the statements in UCI, and they called plagiarism is “intellectual theft.” Also, they mention when is not plagiarism and how to use quotes.
Finally, they haven’t referred to any punishment, but that is not mean you can plagiarism. They approximately use 15 pages to teach you how to use citations, quotes or something like that. In my opinions, UCI doesn’t write the regular rules that what will happen if you are plagiarism. They thought you can control yourself or even that won’t happen. They showed their respect and trust, there is no way to plagiarism hen you have others’ trust.
Christine King, “Incorporating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism” http://engineering.uci.edu/files/writing-plagiarism-incorporating-sources.pdf, 2017/8/30.
“Academic Integrity and Grades” https://aisc.uci.edu/students/academic-integrity/definitions.php, 2017/9/1
“Helping to Promote Academic Integrity on the UCI Campus” https://aisc.uci.edu/faculty-staff/academic-integrity.php#grades, 2017/9/2
“What is Academic Misconduct?” https://aisc.uci.edu/students/academic-integrity/promote-integrity.php, 2017/9/2