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Plagiarism is using someone else's words or ideas without giving credit. The Ferris State University Student Handbook prohibits plagiarism:

"I will be ethical in my scholarship and will practice academic integrity. This includes properly crediting others for their ideas that I may find useful."

Ferris State University Student Handbook, Bulldog Values

A student must not adopt or reproduce ideas, words, or statements of another person without appropriate acknowledgment. A student must give credit to the originality of others and acknowledge indebtedness whenever he or she does any of the following:

  • Quotes another person's actual words, either oral or written;
  • Paraphrases another person's words, either oral or written;
  • Uses another person's idea, opinion, or theory; or
  • Borrows facts, statistics, or other illustrative material, unless the information is common knowledge.

Ferris State University Student Handbook, Academic Misconduct

Writing Center Specialists and the following links can help you avoid plagiarism