a. Plagiarism—Submission for academic advancement the words, ideas, opinions, or theories of another that are not common knowledge, without appropriate attribution to that other person. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the following acts when performed without appropriate attribution: 

i. Directly quoting all or part of another person's written or spoken words without quotation marks, as appropriate to the discipline; 

ii. Paraphrasing all or part of another person's written or spoken words without notes or documentation within the body of the work; 

iii. Presenting an idea, theory, or formula originated by another person as the original work of the person submitting that work; 

iv. Repeating information, such as statistics or demographics, which is not common knowledge and which was originally compiled by another person; 

v. Purchasing (or receiving in any other manner) a term paper or other assignment that is the work of another person and submitting that term paper or other assignment as the student's own work.

(Athens Technical College, Student Code of Conduct, p. 88) 

 Quiz Question #1

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John presented the following theory as his own in his astronomy class:

The assignment for this paper was to make up our own theory about how the universe was formed.  Here is the theory I developed.  I saw a great explosion in my mind and determined that planets, stars, and other celestial bodies rammed into each other at great rates of speed.  I named my theory "the explosion of the universe." 

Is this an example of plagiarism?  

 
 

 Quiz Question #2

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Tim's roommate, Tiny, wrote a term paper on cloning when he was at Clemson University.  When Tim found out that he needed to write a term paper on cloning for his biology class at Athens Technical College, he turned in Tiny's paper as if he had written it himself. 

Is this an example of plagiarism?  

 
 

 Quiz Question #3

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Sonny had not taken English for fifteen years, so he asked Cher to read the assigned short story with him.  They talked about the story, its theme, and its symbols.  After Cher went to bed, Sonny answered the homework questions his instructor had assigned.

Is this an example of plagiarism?  

 
 

 Quiz Question #4

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Jamie wrote the following paragraph as her own work for her English class:

When looking at modern movies, many people cite their disagreement with the language and the themes of the films.  In fact, most films of today disappoint the American public.  Americans take offense at the vulgar language in movies at a rate of 80%.  In addition, 82% heavily frown upon the amount of violence. Further, 72% highly object to the amount of explicit sexuality.  Indeed, by a ratio of three to one, they believe movies are worse today than ever.  Through the use of statistics and facts, readers can grasp the evidence proving that modern films do not reflect what the majority of Americans want to see.

Is this an example of plagiarism?  

 
 

 Quiz Question #5

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Julius told his instructor that the words and sentences in the following paragraph are his and his alone for his literature class:

Mama in Walker's "Everyday Use" emerges as a character with physical strength that helps her endure the severity of everyday life.  When describing her appearance, Mama is realistic about her appearance and proud of her abilities.  She says that in real life she is a large big-boned woman with rough man-working hands.  In the winter she wears flannel nightgowns to bed and overalls during the day.  She can kill and clean a hog as mercilessly as a man. Her fat keeps her hot in zero weather.  Mama possesses the physical prowess that is necessary to bear the harshness of the life she leads on the farm.

Hint:  Quotes from the short story read as follows:

"In real life I am a large big-boned woman with rough man-working hands.  In the winter I wear flannel nightgowns to bed and overalls during the day.  I can kill and clean a hog as mercilessly as a man. My fat keeps me hot in zero weather" (Walker 103). 

Is this an example of plagiarism?  

 
 

 Quiz Question #6

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Ophelia had to write an essay for her sociology class.  She asked Hamlet for one of his essays to use as a model.

Hamlet's paragraph:  Capital punishment serves as justice for a life consumed by crime. Criminals need to know that there are consequences for their vile acts.  Capital punishment has an effect on criminals and gives criminals something to think about as they are planning their crimes.  In fact, in a recent report on A & E, Bill Curtis reported that even confessed mobsters like Sammy Gravano made deals to snitch on their bosses to avoid the death penalty.  So if "tough guys" like mobsters think about not being put to death, then lesser criminals will surely ponder their fate.  Capital punishment serves as a necessary consequence for lifelong criminals.

Ophelia's paragraph: Capital punishment provides justice for a life of crime. People who commit crimes need to understand that consequences will follow their evil ways. Capital punishment affects criminals and gives them something to think about as they plan their crimes.  In fact, on A & E, Bill Curtis noted that even mobsters made deals with the police to avoid being put to death.  So if mobsters avoid the death penalty by becoming snitches, then other criminals are likely to consider the consequences of their actions.  Capital punishment serves as a necessary consequence for lifelong criminals.

Is this an example of plagiarism?  

 
 

  


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