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Plagiarism

Plagiarism at TIU

Plagiarism is unfortunately very common, even at Trinity International University. It can happen at any level. TEDS, college, REACH, TGS and doctoral students have all been convicted of plagiarism.

Below are some representative examples of plagiarism at TIU. Due to privacy concerns, they are not the actual text, but they closely imitate actual papers that were convicted of plagiarism.

College example

Original source: Student paper:

“I certainly supported a woman's right to choose, but to my mind the time to choose was before, not after the fact.” ― Ann B. Ross

 

Ann B. Ross, a popular fiction author, shares her thoughts about abortion. She states that she supported a woman's right to choose, but to her mind the time to choose was before, not after the fact. - Ann B. Ross (“Abortion,” 2014, April 18).
Found on Goodreads quotes webpage The site the student quotes in the reference list does not contain the quote.

 

REACH example

Original source: Student paper:

The current state of scientific and medical knowledge concerning the effects of cannabis makes it necessary to acknowledge the physical, psychological and sociological damage which is incumbent upon its use.

 

Illinois's marijuana law says that the current state of scientific and medical knowledge about the effects of marijuana makes it necessary to acknowledge the physical, psychological and sociological damage (Illinois Council Statutes, 2010).
From the Illinois General Assembly's Compiled Statutes. Although the student included a citation, exact words were used without quotation marks (and there were many other examples throughout the paper).