Plagiarism, along with all other forms of academic dishonesty, is a serious issue at the University of Maryland.
Plagiarism refers to any of the following activities:
Watch this Interactive Plagiarism Tutorial that steps you through practical examples of how to avoid plagiarism.
Read this online guide: Avoiding Plagiarism, Self-plagiarism, and Other Questionable Writing Practices: A Guide to Ethical Writing, developed by the Office of Research Integrity, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
It is important to include the university's honor pledge on all assignments that you hand in. At the top of the first page of your paper, copy the following statement and then leave a space below for your signature.
I pledge on my honor that I have not given or
received any unauthorized assistance on this assignment/examination.
Go to the Office of Student Conduct page for more information about the honor pledge.