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  • Academic Integrity Tutorial

    All new Georgetown University students in the undergraduate schools, the Graduate School of Arts & Science, and the School of Continuing Studies are required to complete the Georgetown University Hon

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  • What is Plagiarism?

    They Said It So Much Better. Shouldn't I Use Their Words?What is a Paraphrase, Anyway?My Friends Get Stuff From the InternetI Don't Have Time to Do It RightA Citation is Not a Traffic TicketWhat If M

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  • Membership

    All undergraduate students, and terminal master's degree students except MBA students, are invited to apply for student membership on the Honor Council. Please access the 2015-2016 application for

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  • Membership

    All undergraduate students are invited to apply for student membership on the Honor Council. Please access the 2014-2015 application for membership. 

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  • 11. Acknowledging Work of Others

    (The pamphlet Acknowledging the Work of Others was prepared by the Office of the Dean of Faculty, Cornell University, August 1993. Passages have been quoted with permission granted to Georgetown Univ

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  • 10. Examples of Plagiarism

    (The format of the following examples was drawn from Acknowledging The Work of Others illustrating several types of common plagiarism. The passages in boldface reflect plagiarism of the original pass

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  • 9. What About Copyright?

    You may be aware that US Copyright law protects works for a certain period of time (let's say 100 years for the sake of argument). After this, the works are in the public domain. This means that anyo

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  • 8. I Really Didn’t Do It!

    Did you know that you may be found responsible for plagiarism even if you don't know what it is? Under this Honor System, it is your responsibility to know. Even if you didn't mean to do it, if you d

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  • 7. In My Country/High School, Using Someone Else's Work is a Sign of Respect

    I have heard this argument a number of times since starting to hear honor cases in the last few years. The simple and direct answer is the old adage "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." (Thankfully I

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  • 6. What If My Roommate Helped Me?

    Defining the limits of acceptable collaboration is always difficult. Sometimes professors give vague instructions, and sometimes it gets confusing when you have different standards from different pro

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