"Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or words as your own. A form of academic dishonesty, it carries potentially severe penalties, ranging from failing the assignment, failing the course, to expulsion from the university."
To avoid plagiarism, keep the following in mind:
The following PowerPoint presentation developed by the National University Writing Center helps explain how to incorporate information into your papers to avoid plagiarism:
National University uses SafeAssign (in BlackBoard) to help students check their writing for plagiarism. This is available in all online courses if enabled by faculty. For questions about SafeAssign, students need to contact their instructor. Plagiarism detection software is not available from the Library.
FACULTY: To allow students to use SafeAssign to check their papers for plagiarism, you must do the following:
For more information, please see the Blackboard Plagiarism Tools page (must log in through SSO).
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