Students in online courses are often tempted to copy and paste from sites like Wikipedia, CourseHero, and Brainly while not realizing that there is a real teacher behind the screen or that their courses are just as important as in-person ones. In online classes, plagiarism is considered a serious offense. Our teachers too often find materials copied from sites such as these. Plagiarized submissions are not acceptable under any circumstances.
If a student is caught plagiarizing work, their parent will be notified and they will be required to re-do the assignment. If a student has more than one plagiarism offense, they may be subject to removal from the class and/or GPS Global Academy.
Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to:
- Using ideas from another source without citing (giving credit to) that source.
- Using direct wording of even short phrases (e.g., 5 or more words in a row) from another source (even a cited source) without quotation marks.
- Slightly re-wording phrases from another source and passing the phrases as your own.
- Passing off another student’s work as your own, even if this work was given to you or posted on a work-sharing website.
- Using images from another source without citing (giving credit to) that source.
- Using computer code from another source without citing (giving credit to) that source.
- Collaboration without differentiation to show which contribution is unique to each student in a group. Note: Group collaboration should not result in a common submission for all participants. Not all assignments permit group work; defer to your instructor if you have questions.