Plagiarism is a serious offense at East Carolina University. The ECU Student Handbook defines plagiarism as "Copying the language, structure, ideas, and/or thoughts of another and adopting same as one's own original work." For more information see Section II: Code of Conduct, Penalties, and Hearing Procedures for Students in the handbook.
Tips for avoiding plagiarism The First Year Writing Studio at ECU offers the following suggestions for avoiding plagiarism:
Links for more information
How to Avoid Plagiarism: An Online Tutorial
From Rutgers University
You Quote It, You Note It
From Acadia University
Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
From Duke University
The ECU Writing Center offers students, faculty, and staff instruction in basic writing skills and assistance with specific writing assignments in any discipline. Their website provides a virtual place where those same members of the university can find resources to help them with writing. The menu provides links to various resources, such as writing guides for students and instructors, information about face-to-face tutoring, and the opportunity for Distance Education students to submit writing for online consultation.