Don't Be a Kidnapper

Plagiarism is when a person uses someone else’s writing and passes it off as their own. The word comes from the Latin word plagiarius, which means kidnapper.

Don't Be a Kidnapper

During your college career you will have to write many papers and sometimes you will need to get quotations from books, magazine articles, and the internet. Remember, whenever you use someone else’s idea, make sure to credit the source.

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.

Gee Lisa, Your paper looks just like this book I'm reading

Lichtenstein, R. (1965). Girl With Hair Ribbon

Lichtenstein, R. (1963). In the Car

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.