Plagiarism Policy


What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is when another person’s ideas, words, writing or media (images/audio/video) are copied and passed off as your own without giving proper credit to the original author.

What are some examples of plagiarism?

– Someone else’s work is copied and pasted in its entirety or slightly altered to give the impression it is yours

– A few words, a couple of sentences or even an article (e.g. from Wikipedia) is stolen without giving credit to the author/source

– Citing a source that does not exist or is no longer active (e.g. a website)

– Combining two or more sources into one sentence, paragraph, page, or paper

– Not putting quotation marks around quotes

 

Is copying another student’s work plagiarism?

  • Copying another student’s essay is still considered plagiarism.

How can I avoid plagiarism?

Students should give credit to the author of the idea, article, or media.  For more information on how to properly cite another person’s work, visit https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/011

What is the plagiarism policy at Solomon College?

Solomon College, in consultation with Hospitality instructors, has developed a fair three-step plagiarism policy in line with other educational institutions.

First instance: The instructor will give the student a written warning.  Also, the student will have a chance to redo the assignment within 48 hours.

Second instance: The student will receive a failing grade on the assignment, and another warning.

Third instance: The student will receive a failing grade in the communications aspect of the hospitality program. As a result, the student will not receive a diploma from Solomon College upon graduation.