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USD Information Literacy Lessons: Page 11

The broad focus of these lessons is understanding sources of information, including examples that can help you learn how to access information sources at USD. Each lesson is dedicated to a specific element of information competency.

USD Arts and Sciences Plagiarism Policy

The University of South Dakota considers plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty inimical to the objectives of higher education and provides for the imposition of penalties on students who engage in academic dishonesty, as defined in the "Conduct" section of the University of South Dakota Student Handbook.

Students enrolled in ENGL 101 or UHON 110 and all other University courses must adhere to the University of South Dakota’s Academic Misconduct Policy which includes academic dishonesty. The policy reads as follows:

No credit can be given for a dishonest assignment. A student found to have engaged in any form of academic dishonesty may, at the discretion of the instructor, be:

a. Given a zero for that assignment.

b. Allowed to rewrite and resubmit the assignment for credit.

c. Assigned a reduced grade for the course.

d. Dropped from the course.

e. Failed in the course.

Academic honesty is vital to maintaining a fair and ethical educational experience for all students. Please adhere to this policy in all of your academic writing and other academic work.

A word about plagiarism and copyright: Copying from books, articles, and web sites (i.e., any published material) is a violation of copyright and therefore is not just unethical, but also illegal and potentially punishable by law. 

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