If an academic misconduct (for example: cheating on exams or papers, plagiarism…) occurs the instructor will impose the strongest sanctions that the University permits. I encourage you to look at articles and/or resources from databases and/or on the Internet to find information regarding the discussion questions and/or other assignments. However, your work on the different assignments in this class must be your own work.
Direct quotations should be used very rarely and, when used, should be very short. You must always indicate the sources used. Students will not receive credit for answers on the different assignments that are mostly paraphrasing of other sources even if the sources are listed. Paraphrasing should be used very rarely and, when used, students must always indicate the sources used. There is no learning value for students to just quote and/or paraphrase parts of articles and/or resources found on the Internet or somewhere else.
If students use information from any source in an assignment and do not cite the source using quotation marks, this is plagiarism, which is a violation of academic integrity at Brooklyn College. If I find evidence of plagiarism in an assignment, the student will receive a score of zero on this assignment. If I find again evidence of plagiarism in another assignment from the same student, this student will receive a failing grade in the class. Furthermore, if a student plagiarizes and/or cheats I am required to report it to the Committee on Academic Integrity. This Committee may then decide to suspend or expel the student.