The St. Catherine University Student Code of Conduct and Community Expectations defines plagiarism as "deliberately presenting work, words, ideas, theories, etc., derived in whole or in part from a source external to the student as though they are the student's own efforts." (section IV, number 3).
Plagiarism is one of the types of academic dishonesty that violates the academic integrity standards at St. Kate's. The consequences for plagiarizing can be serious.
All students should review the following policies:
This 25-30 minute course will introduce you to the concept of academic integrity, and how its principles relate to the proper use and documentation of sources in your academic work. We recommend that all students review this tutorial to deepen their understanding of what plagiarism is and how to prevent it.
The St. Kate's IT Department has provided access to two software programs that will assess the originality, grammatical and mechanical aspects of your writing. (Note that librarians do not provide technical assistance for these programs).
Turnitin Feedback Studio is a tool for checking the originality of written content you submit as assignments within Brightspace D2L. Turnitin provides information about the originality of one's writing in order to prevent plagiarism. Turnitin must be enabled by your instructor in your course management system.
Grammarly is a tool used to correct grammar errors and enhance your writing. Services include Advanced Grammar Rules, Contextual Spell Checker, Vocabulary Enhancement, Plagiarism Checker, and Corrects Writing Mistakes. Grammarly can be freely downloaded with your St. Kate's email address.
The ServiceNow links below provide information about these programs (you must login with your St. Kate's username and password to access ServiceNow).
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