GUIDELINES FOR EASC
* ALL WRITTEN REPORTS MUST BE
* NO HAND-WRITTEN REPORTS WILL BE ACCEPTED
* ALL REPORTS MUST CONTAIN A TITLE, YOUR NAME,
YOUR CLASS, AND YOUR SECTION NUMBER
* ALL REPORTS MUST BE TURNED IN EITHER BEFORE
THEY ARE DUE OR ON THE DUE DATE PER YOUR INSTRUCTOR'S DIRECTION. ANY
REPORT TURNED IN AFTER THE DUE DATE [10 MINUTES AFTER YOUR CLASS STARTS]
WILL BE CONSIDERED LATE AND WILL RECEIVE 0 POINTS
* THE LENGTH OF ALL REPORTS WILL BE INDICATED BY
YOUR INSTRUCTOR. A TWO-PAGE REPORT WILL GO ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE
BOTTOM OF THE SECOND PAGE; A THREE PAGE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF
THE THIRD PAGE, ETC. THE REFERENCE PAGE DOES NOT COUNT AS A PAGE
* THE FONT SIZE YOU WILL USE IS 12AND THE FONT STYLE IS TIMES ROMAN
* YOUR TEXTBOOK MAY NOT BE USED AS A REFERENCE
FOR ANY REPORT NOR MAY YOU USE WIKIPEDIA OR A DICTIONARY DEFINITION AS A REFERENCE.
* ALL REFERENCES MUST BE CITED AND YOU MUST HAVE
A REFERENCE PAGE
* YOUR INSTRUCTOR WILL INFORM YOU OF THE
MINIMUM NUMBER OF
REFERENCES YOU WILL NEED.
* IN CITING YOU MAY EITHER USE FOOTNOTES,
REFERENCED AT THE END OF THE REPORT OR REFERENCE THE TEXT BY AUTHOR DATE
(i.e. JONES, 1997) AND THEN LIST REFERENCES AT THE END OF YOUR DOCUMENT
* YOUR REPORTS MUST CONTAIN YOUR
OWN IDEAS AND NOT MERELY A REHASHING OF ANOTHER AUTHOR'S OPINION.
ANY OPINION OR FACTS THAT ARE NOT YOUR OWN MUST BE QUOTED AND CITED.
* ALL INTERNET REFERENCES MUST BE CORRECTLY
IDENTIFIED SO THAT THE INSTRUCTOR CAN CHECK YOUR LINKS. YOU MUST
ATTACH A COPY OF THE ARTICLE OBTAINED FROM THE INTERNET TO GUARANTEE THIS
* WHEN YOU ATTACH THE ARTICLES OBTAINED FROM THE
INTERNET, YOU MUST ALSO HIGHLIGHT WITHIN THE ARTICLE THE PARTS YOU HAVE
USED WITHIN YOUR REPORT. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN POINT
*FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE MINIMUM
STANDARDS WILL RESULT IN POINTS BEING DEDUCTED IN ADDITION TO CONTENT OF
* EXAMPLES OF ACCEPTABLE REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE
AND CAN BE VIEWED IN MY OFFICE, ICB 2408, DURING MY OFFICE HOURS
|WRONG FONT SIZE
|DO NOT ATTACH ARTICLES
|NOT ENOUGH REFERENCES
||3 POINTS PER REFERENCE
|LESS THAN FULL PAGE
||5 POINTS PER HALF PAGE
|DO NOT CITE REFERENCES
|ARTICLES NOT HIGHLIGHTED
|NOT ENOUGH PARAGRAPH BREAKS
|MAJOR CONTENT FLAWS
||10 -20 POINTS
|MINOR CONTENT FLAWS
||5 - 10 POINTS
|PLAGIARIZED WORK ***
||F FOR CLASS & POSSIBLE SUSPENSION
|USE OF ON-LINE ESSAYS
||SAME AS PLAGIARIZED WORK
|NO REFERENCE PAGE
|NONE OR VERY LITTLE OF OWN THOUGHTS AND
||10 - 20 POINTS
Plagiarism is the
presenting of othersí ideas as if they were your own. When you write
a paper, create a project, do a presentation or create anything
original, it is assumed that all the work, except for that which is
attributed to another author or creator, is your own. Plagiarism is
considered a serious academic offense and may take the following
Copying word-for-word from another source and not
giving that source credit.
Paraphrasing the work of another and not giving that
Adopting a particularly apt phrase as your own.
Using an image or a copy of an image without crediting
Paraphrasing someone elseís line of thinking in the
development of a topic as if it were your own.
Receiving excessive help from a friend or elsewhere,
or using another project as if it were your own.
[Adapted from the Modern Language Associationís MLA Handbook for
Writers of Research Papers. New York: MLA, 1995: 26]
word-for-word copying is not the only form of plagiarism. The
penalties for plagiarism may be severe, ranging from failure on the
particular piece of work, failure in the course or expulsion from
school in extreme cases.
problems can be remedied by citing the sources of the original
When in doubt, cite
the source according to the style your instructor directs. Usually
this is APA or MLA Style.
Donít be daunted by citing sources which are
not books. You can cite everything Ė including pamphlets, maps,
cereal boxes, telephone conversations, movies, television shows,
Internet and world-wide web sites.
Most cases of
plagiarism arise from carelessness or haste. Violators often
attempt to excuse themselves by saying that they were not told of
the nature of plagiarism. You have been told. You must not include
either the phrases or ideas of another writer in your papers without
acknowledgment. Otherwise, you are stealing. Plagiarism is
dishonest. It is cheating and is subject to severe penalties. It
may endanger your whole career. Donít do it.