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Academic Integrity

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:


  • Copying word for word, and neglecting to both enclose the words in quotation marks and to cite the source.
  • Summarizing or paraphrasing someone else's words or ideas and failing to cite the source.
  • Reproducing the organization or structure of another person's work and failing to cite it.
  • Any other act in which someone presents someone else's intellectual material as their own, whether it involves graphics, code, data, charts, etc.

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.

Check your own writing and detect possible plagiarism with free tools listed on the website. Get started with Grammica's free plagiarism checker

Honor Pledge

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.