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Plagiarism means using the words of others (including their words, sentences, ideas, outlines, photographs, images, etc.) without providing the source.  When another's idea is put in your own words, the source should be credited.  When another's words or sentences are used, the words and sentences must be placed inside quotation marks and the source should be credited.

Plagiarism may also include double submission, self-plagiarism, or unauthorized resubmission of one's own work, as defined by the instructor.

For the full definition of plagiarism, as defined by UK, see the University Senate's website.

Common Knowledge

Common knowledge does not require citations. If a student is in doubt about whether a source needs to be cited, ask the course instructor before submitting the assignment or a draft of the assignment.  Drafts of assignments may be charged with plagiarism.