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What is Plagiarism?
Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work or borrowing someone else's original ideas. But terms like "copying" and "borrowing" can disguise the seriousness of the offense.
University of Pennsylvania's Code of Academic Integrity
Since the University is an academic community, its fundamental purpose is the pursuit of knowledge. Essential to the success of this educational mission is a commitment to the principles of academic integrity. Every member of the University community is responsible for upholding the highest standards of honesty at all times. Students, as members of the community, are also responsible for adhering to the principles and spirit of the following Code of Academic Integrity.*
About Peer Review
Peer-reviewed Literature (University of Texas at Austin)
“Peer Review is a process that journals use to ensure the articles they publish represent the best scholarship currently available. When an article is submitted to a peer reviewed journal, the editors send it out to other scholars in the same field (the author's peers) to get their opinion on the quality of the scholarship, its relevance to the field, its appropriateness for the journal, etc. Publications that don't use peer review (Time, Cosmo, Salon) just rely on the judgment of the editors whether an article is up to snuff or not. That's why you can't count on them for solid, scientific scholarship.”
Peer Evaluations: Classmates (George Mason University)
"Don't base your evaluations on friendship or personality conflicts. Your input can be a valuable indicator to help assess contributions in a fair manner.”
Peer Evaluations of Faculty by Students (Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA)
"In the faculty evaluation, you should mention those things which have been important to the educational exchange which has occurred between you and the faculty member."
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