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WEST WARWICK HIGH SCHOOL POLICIES CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM POLICY
Academic dishonesty cannot be tolerated. Cheating and plagiarism of any kind will result in no academic credit and a disciplinary consequence. In episodes of cheating and plagiarism, teachers will clarify to the student, if necessary, how the student’s offense. Plagiarism is an especially egregious form of cheating.
Plagiarism, according to Webster’s II New College Dictionary, is defined as “to steal and use the ideas or words of another as one’s own.” Thus, plagiarism can be easily avoided by never passing off as original an idea obtained from another and by crediting correctly an existing source of information.
The following are some types of plagiarism:
▪ Turning in a paper from a “free term paper” website
▪Buying a paper from a research service or term paper mill
▪Turning in another student's paper with or without that student's knowledge
▪Turning in a paper a peer has written for the student
▪Copying a paper, or any part of a paper, from a source text without proper acknowledgment (i.e. parenthetical notation, works cited page, quotation marks)
▪Paraphrasing materials from a source text without appropriate documentation (i.e. parenthetical notation, works cited page)
For all cases of cheating and plagiarism the following steps will be taken: Consequences of Plagiarism / Cheating
1.The student will receive zero on the assignment and the teacher will notify the parent.
2.The student will not be provided with a make-up assignment.
3.The incident will be reported to the Chairperson of the appropriate department.
4. The incident will be reported to the advisor and faculty board of the National Honor Society for any student who is a current member or a candidate for induction, since Plagiarism and cheating are direct violations of the “worthy character” requirement of the National Honor Society.
5. The incident will be referred to an administrator for possible disciplinary action. The WWHS Principal is the final arbiter for all issues dealing with plagiarism and cheating.
The WWHS Principal is the final arbiter for all issues dealing with plagiarism and cheating.