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Intelligent Design Debate: Facts about Plagiarism

Why Bother to Cite Your Sources?

Citing the sources you use when writing any paper is all about giving credit where credit is due. Using the words and ideas of other people without giving them credit is plagiarism and is considered academic misconduct. Students at Canterbury School who are caught plagiarizing will face serious disciplinary consequences.

Learning to cite your sources isn't just about avoiding consequences, it's about developing adacemic integrity, a quality that will benefit you in every aspect of your education.

Facts About Plagiarism

Did you know ?...

According to a national survey published in Education Week:

  • 54% of students admitted to plagiarizing from the Internet

  • 74% of students engaged in "serious" cheating at least once during the past school year

  • 47% of students believe their teachers sometimes choose to ignore students who are cheating

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