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The Research Process: Facts about Plagiarism

This guide will walk you through the steps necessary to complete any research assignment and help you avoid the stress associated with waiting until the last minute to get started.

Facts About Plagiarism

Did you know ?...

According to a national survey published in Education Week:

  • 54% of students admitted to plagiarizing from the Internet

  • 74% of students engaged in "serious" cheating at least once during the past school year

  • 47% of students believe their teachers sometimes choose to ignore students who are cheating

    All these facts and more can be found at

    Take our Poll

    Have you ever copy and pasted information from the Internet and turned it in as your own?

    Take our Poll
    Yes, every time I have a paper to write.: 1 votes (0.72%)
    Only occasionally, like if I run out of time and the paper is due.: 5 votes (3.62%)
    Never!: 132 votes (95.65%)
    Total Votes: 138

    Why Bother to Cite Your Sources?

    Citing the sources you use when writing any paper is all about giving credit where credit is due. Using the words and ideas of other people without giving them credit is plagiarism and is considered academic misconduct. Students at Canterbury School who are caught plagiarizing will face serious disciplinary consequences.

    Learning to cite your sources isn't just about avoiding consequences, it's about developing adacemic integrity, a quality that will benefit you in every aspect of your education.