Due to an increasing number of cases, let it be stated very clearly. We do not tolerate plagiarism of any kind.
Plagiarism can take many forms:
In some situations (in fact, very often in science), it is necessary to use and build one somebody else’s work. The point is that proper credit has to be given (usually a citation). In any situation where you use work that is not your own, you must provide proper attribution.
In some situations, this will not help you because using others’ work is simply not allowed. For example, in the exercises for a lecture, if you copy from a friend and give proper credits, you will still get no points (but at least you will not get punished for plagiarism).
Plagiarism will have serious consequences for you.
Play it safe! Always mention and cite your sources.
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