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The Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a breach of ethical standards. Passing off someone else's words or thoughts as your own is unacceptable in all areas. Recently, two top editors at the New York Times resigned when it was revealed that a journalist in their workforce had plagiarized many of the articles he had written. It is a very serious offense.

At NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the Code of Conduct defines plagiarism as intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one's own in any academic exercise; failure to attribute direct quotation, paraphrase, or borrowed facts or information.

EG1004 Plagiarism Policy

In EG1004, this means that all the work you submit must be written in your own words. We actively compare your work with work submitted by current and former students, information available online, and this manual. If you are found to be representing someone else's words as your own, there will be a penalty.

For the first offense, you will receive a grade of zero for both the TA and WC grades of the lab report. The second offense will result in a grade of F for the course.

If you are unsure of how to correctly paraphrase the work of others and use it yourself in a manner that is academically acceptable, ask your Writing Consultant or visit the Writing Center in JAB373 for help.