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Plagiarism

Should plagiarism occur, the assignment will not be accepted by the teacher and the work would have to be redone and re-submitted to demonstrate achievement of the curriculum expectations.  The occurrence would be dealt with as a behaviour issue under the school's code of conduct.

Plagiarism is considered to be:

  1. Stealing or passing off as one's own the ideas or words of another.
  2. Using a created production without crediting the source (print or electronic)
  3. Presenting as new and original, an idea or product derived from an existing source.
     
    Two types of plagiarism:
  1. Inadvertent- defined as unintentional, a few phrases or words
  2. Deliberate- defined as intentional attempt to copy someone's work, usually more than a few phrases or words

    Should plagiarism occur, the assignment will not be accepted by the teacher. If the teacher judges the plagiarism to have been inadvertent, the work will have to be redone and re-submitted to demonstrate achievement of the curriculum expectations.  If the teacher judges the plagiarism to have been deliberate, the occurrence will be dealt with as a behaviour issue under the school's code of conduct, and the assignments will be treated as "not submitted" as per Section 6.1.2 of the London District Catholic School Board's Assessment and Evaluation policy.

    These consequences would also apply if a student submits the work of another student (eg. an assignment from a previous year or one submitted to another teacher). Also, please note that the administration of Holy Cross view plagiarism as a very serious act.  Therefore, students need to realize that from a disciplinary point of view, plagiarism will be dealt with as a severe behaviour issue.