Dear MCOM 320:
Please avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is the attempt to pass off the ideas, research, theories, or words of others as one's own. This is a serious academic offense please click here to review BYU position on Plagiarism.
Examples of plagiarism include:
Direct Plagiarism: The verbatim copying of an original source without acknowledging the source.
Paraphrased Plagiarism: The paraphrasing, without acknowledgment, of ideas from another that the reader might mistake for your own.
Plagiarism Mosaic: The borrowing of words, ideas, or data from an original source and blending this original material with one's own without acknowledging the source.
Insufficient Acknowledgment: The partial or incomplete attribution of words, ideas, or data from an original source.
Plagiarism may occur with respect to unpublished as well as published
material. Acts of copying another student's work and submitting it as one's
own individual work without proper attribution is a serious form of plagiarism.
Your MCOM 320 professors use a program called "Turnitin", a worldwide standard in online plagiarism prevention. It allows instructors to digitally assess their students’ work to ensure that plagiarism is not taking place in the classroom.
When in Doubt, Give Credit!
Go to the section Citing Resources to learn how to cite sources correctly.