Don't Be a Kidnapper

Having someone else write your paper for you, or buying from paper mills, is plagiarism. Paraphrase or summarize, but don't plagiarize!

Accuracy is important!
  • Be accurate to the original meaning
  • Always cite the original source
  • Present the author's ideas without adding, deleting
    or modifying the meaning
  • Use your own words
  • Do not rework someone else's paper or buy from paper mills
Do Your Own Work

Learn how to correctly cite sources by reading up on the American Psychological Association (APA) style. You can find more information on APA style in the Student Success Center's Writing Resources page.

Check out my mid-term essay. I bought it from Johnny.

Lichtenstein, R. (1963). In the Car.

Lichtenstein, R. (1965). M-Maybe.

Menager-Beeley, R. & Paulos, L. (2006). Understanding Plagiarism: A Student Guide to Writing Your Own Work. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Academic Integrity

Students of Wilmington University are expected to be honest and forthright in their academic pursuits. It is inappropriate conduct to falsify the results of research; steal the words, phrases, or ideas of another; cheat or attempt to cheat on an examination; or to aid, assist, or allow another to commit an act of academic dishonesty. Acts of academic dishonesty are serious offenses.

Additional information may be found in the Wilmington University Code of Conduct.