Plagiarism/Cheating

  • Cheating
    As defined by Webster’s Random House College Dictionary ©1998 “to take an examination in a dishonest way, as by having improper access to answers.”  At RMS this includes assignments as well as examinations.

    Examples of Cheating
    Copying homework, looking at another’s test, quiz or class work, letting someone look at a test, quiz or class work, using other secretive methods of giving answers for tests, quizzes or assignments.

    Plagiarism
    As defined by The Shorter New Oxford English Dictionary ©1993 “The action or fact of plagiarizing a work, idea, author, etc.: literary theft; an act or instance of this.”  To plagiarize is to “take and use as one’s own (the thoughts, writings, inventions, etc., of another person); copy (literary work, ideas, etc.) improperly or without acknowledgement; pass of the thoughts, work, etc, of (another person) as one’s own.

    Examples of Plagiarism
    Plagiarism can include but is not limited to copying homework, looking at another’s test, quiz or class work, letting someone look at a test, quiz or class work, using other secretive methods of giving answers for tests, quizzes or assignments, taking papers from the internet, cutting and pasting pieces of work from the internet, and copying or paraphrasing from a book or internet without giving proper citation.

    Consequences for Acts of Cheating/Plagiarism
    Any acts of cheating or plagiarism will be subject to reduction in grades and/or disciplinary action.

    Repeated acts of cheating/plagiarism will result in disciplinary action to include suspension.