Plagiarism is using the words, ideas, images, sounds, or the creative expressions of others without giving them credit and then saying it is your own.
Beginning in grade seven, students are taught the importance and the methods of citing works of authors to ensure proper credit is assigned. Both the policies of the Calgary Board of Education and the Queen Elizabeth High School Code of Conduct state that plagiarism is unacceptable. As explained in the Queen Elizabeth High School agenda and as found on the school website, “Students who plagiarize have committed theft of intellectual property. In such a case, students will be subject to disciplinary action.” Qe policy is that students will receive a zero for the assignment containing plagiarism, On the second offense, a mark of zero will also be assigned and the teacher will contact parents. Further consequences may range from: (a) a letter may be placed in the permanent student file; (b) withdrawal of credit for the work presented: (c) suspension from school.
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