Gustavus's new Honor Code:
Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty
Using the ideas and/or words of another writer and representing them as your own is plagiarism. I will help you learn to balance the voices in your papers and to quote, paraphrase, and summarize other writers responsibly. Ultimately, though, it is your responsibility to give credit to those whose ideas and language you utilize when you write. Plagiarism is a very serious offense within the scholarly community, and the college does not permit it. In this class, documented cases of plagiarism can result in failure of the course. Note also that I will submit copies of plagiarized work on final drafts of formal papers to the Dean's office.
In addition, Gustavus Adolphus College does have an Honor Code. The following statement indicates your understanding of the Gustavus Honor Code and its relationship to plagiarism; please include the statement in full and sign below it on your final research paper (only the final draft): "On my honor, I pledge that I have not given, received, nor tolerated others' use of unauthorized aid in completing this work."