• Junior High English Plagiarism Policy 

                Students are encouraged to think for themselves and take responsibility for their own learning experience. For this course, plagiarism is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as stealing and passing the ideas or words or another as one's own or using another's production without citing the source.  In short, plagiarism implies literary theft.  
    The following actions will be taken regarding plagiarism:
    1st Offense:  Verbal warning and explanation of plagiarism. The assignment will be redone.
    2nd Offense: Call home. Zero for the assignment.
    3rd Offense: Written warning inserted in student's permanent record in parent portal. Zero for assignment.
     4th Offense: Fail for the nine weeks. Meet with principal and parent/guardian.
     Addition Offenses:  Hopefully no one will get here!
    Teachers are interested in what you have to write, not what someone else has to write about a particular topic.  The most important reason to not plagiarize is that it robs you of the educational experiences involved in research, thinking, and writing. The main purposes of higher education include learning to do research, helping expand thought processes, improving writing skills, and learning to prepare presentations.  Taking credit for someone else's work hurts yourself most of all.  

    *This plagiarism policy was created by the SASD J.H. English faculty.  If you have any questions or concerns, please make arrangements to discuss them with your English instructor.

Last Modified on September 7, 2013