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Constitution Day: Academic Honesty

The Atlanta University Center has been a Federal Depository Library since 1962. This program, administered by the Government Publishing Office, allows libraries to obtain federal government publications while agreeing to maintain the collection.

Academic Honesty

All schools have policies on plagiarism or academic honesty. The consequences are real and could result in a F for the class, expulsion from the class or expulsion from the college/university.

Clark Atlanta University's policy (pg.40)

Interdenominational Theological Center's policy (p.48)

Morehouse College's policy

Spelman College's policy

Put It In Your Own Words

Paraphrasing means putting someone else's idea or statement into your own words. To correctly paraphrase, you will have to cite the source of the original idea or statement.

Below is a great resource on how to paraphrase:

Paraphrase: Write It In Your Own Words

From Purdue University, Online Writing Lab (OWL)



Resources on plagiarism from

Videos On Plagarism

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Examples Of Plagarism

Written or spoken words, phrases, or sentences from any source, used without proper documentation.

Summarizing without proper documentation (usually a citation) ideas from another source (unless such information is recognized as common knowledge).

Facts, statistics, graphs, pictorial representations, or phrases without acknowledging the source (unless such information is recognized as common knowledge).

Submitting work simultaneously presented in two courses, unless permission is granted by the both the instructors.

Submitting work, either in whole or in part, created by a professional service and used without attribution (e.g., paper, speech, bibliography, or photograph).


From Deborah Schaeffer, University Library, Cal State Los Angeles