Plagiarism and
Natosha Stephens
Learning Strategies
Kara Schrinner
February 7, 2014

Plagiarism and
Plagiarism is defined as an act of portraying someone’s body of work as your own, without citation.   Committing plagiarism is dishonest and grasping the concept helps to prevent it.
As a student at Franklin University, you are responsible for abiding by the university’s academic policies.   Disregarding these policies result in penalties such as:
First Incident
A score of zero on the submitted assignment
Attend a workshop on citation and referencing conducted by the Student Learning Center.
Second Incident (same class)
Failing grade for the class
Removal of the option to withdraw from the class to avoid failing grade
Along with first incident, it will be documented on students’ academic record
(Undergraduates) face possible elimination of being considered for academic honors
Final Incident
Failing grade for the class
Dismissal from the University
“Dismissed for Academic Dishonesty” documented on students’ academic record by the University Registrar
I want to avoid academic dishonesty simply because it is unethical.   Personally, I believe that it diminishes the credibility of a person’s character as well as the value of a degree.   Earning a degree because of hard work is commendable and I plan to show my children that hard work does pay off!
Franklin University provides their students with tutoring services and writing workshops to help them gain skills to properly cite references.   In addition, students are advised to use   This site is used to detect plagiarism and gives students an opportunity to make changes before submitting a paper to their professor.  

Franklin University. (2013-2014). Academic bulletin. Retrieved from
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