Concerns, procedures and sanctions about academic honesty are
articulated in the FIU
Code of Academic Integrity which was adopted by the Student
Government Association on November 28, 2001. The following Pledge from
the FIU Student Handbook specifically discourages plagiarism:
As a student of this university:
I will be honest in my academic endeavors.
I will not represent someone else's work as my own.
I will not cheat, or will I aid in another's cheating.
Use of the World Wide Web as a research resource
problem of plagiarism in colleges and universities worldwide.
The links to tutorials and websites in this guide will provide
and techniques for the prevention of plagiarism.
This well-designed, interactive tutorial from Fairfield University provides an overview of plagiarism and its legal and ethical consequences. Most importantly it suggests "notetaking, documentation and writing strategies to help you avoid accidental plagiarism". A quiz section provides an opportunity to check your understanding and to receive feedback on your choices. It is also available in a non-Flash html version.
This interactive tutorial from Acadia University (Canada) discusses plagiarism by comparing paraphrasing and quoting, shows how to properly do both as well as how to properly cite your sources. And, it only takes about 10 minutes to complete!
Produced by Yavapai College (AZ), this humorous video and interactive tutorial provides an overview of plagiarism, summarizing and paraphrasing including a brief info on APA or MLA (you choose) style formats.
From Rutgers University (NJ), this is an informative yet humorous introduction to plagiarism including tips to improve your writing in an effort to avoid plagiarism. The tutorial consists of two flash movies and a quiz to test your understanding of the content.