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USD Arts and Sciences Plagiarism Policy

Information Literacy Academic Integrity

Students enrolled in English 101 or UHON 110 must adhere to the plagiarism policy of the College of Arts and Sciences. This policy is in place to ensure that students enrolled in classes in A&S are graded fairly. The policy reads as follows:

USD College of Arts and Sciences Policy on Academic Dishonesty

The College of Arts and Sciences considers plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty inimical to the objectives of higher education. The College supports the imposition of penalties on students who engage in academic dishonesty, as defined in the "Conduct" section of the University of South Dakota Student Handbook.

No credit can be given for a dishonest assignment. At the discretion of the instructor, a student caught engaging in any form of academic dishonesty may be:

a. Given a zero for that assignment.

b. Allowed to rewrite and resubmit the assignment for credit.

c. Assigned a reduced grade for the course.

d. Dropped from the course.

e. Failed in the course.

Academic honesty is vital to maintaining a fair and ethical educational experience for all students. Please adhere to this policy in all of your academic writing and other academic work.

A word about plagiarism and copyright: Copying from books, articles, and web sites (i.e., any published material) is a violation of copyright and therefore is not just unethical, but also illegal and potentially punishable by law.