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Seek out possible sources on the Internet or with the assistance of the library faculty.
If you cannot identify the source, ask the student to provide evidence of the research process.
Confronting and Penalizing Plagiarism
Confront the student as stipulated in
Furman's policy on academic integrity
Consider what the student should learn from the experience and determine the penalty accordingly. Common penalties include:
An F or 0 on the paper;
An F in the course;
A reduced grade on the paper;
A repeat of the entire research process, from start to finish.
Plagiarism and Citation Resources
Academic Integrity at Furman
(This resource opens to a description of MLA style, widely used in the humanities. Click the yellow boxes for links to APA style for social sciences and education, CBE style for the sciences, Chicago style, and others. Consult your instructor if in doubt about what style you should use.)
MLA Citation Overview
Other Useful Resources
The Center for Academic Intergity
Doing Honest Work in College
. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2004. Here is an
on-line Citation FAQ
Indiana University's online plagiarism tutorial
Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices
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