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Comment faire... - Monday 19 October 2015

Plagiarism

What is it? How to avoid it?

 

 

When you have a work to do, whether it’s a presentation, a report or a thesis, it may seem easy to save time by writing word by word. Yet, reproducing sentences or parts of sentences found online or in a book makes the reader think you are the author of these sentences.

 

Using texts or ideas as if they were yours is a forbidden practice called “plagiarism”.

 

To copy/paste a sentence found on the internet without quoting the source is a quite extreme form of plagiarism. However, more subtle practices exist such as:

  • rewriting a sentence using synonyms without quoting the source
  • incorporating charts, graphs, images or figures without quoting the source
  • rephrasing an author’s thought with your own words without quoting the source
  • translating a text without quoting the source

ESSEC uses anti-plagiarism software to check academic and professional thesis as well as other works according to program choices: compilatio.
Note that students caught can get a 0 at a UV, but they can also be expelled from ESSEC. So...

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