Renton Technical College expressly
forbids plagiarism. From the Renton Technical College Student Handbook;
“Any student who submits an
assignment or other work to an instructor and falsely represents it as
his/her own is guilty of academic dishonesty and is subject to discipline.”
(RTC 21009.02, 9/99, Attachment 2, Page
following are useful plagiarism links:
Avoiding Plagiarism - What plagiarism is and how to avoid it. From
Place: Avoiding Plagiarism - Examples of accidental plagiarism and tips
for avoiding it. From Northwestern University.
Citation - How to do an in-text citation in APA format.
Writer's Practical Guide to MLA Documentation How to do an
in-text citation in MLA format.
about when to cite a sentence or not? Take a look at the very short Rutgers
University's Paul Robeson Library
videos on plagiarism. Video one is on the definition of
plagiarism, Video two shows the process of deciding what needs a
supporting citation, and Video three offers a quick quiz on the first two
points. All three videos take less than ten minutes to watch.
pages offer help in properly citing sources:
Purdue University's OWL
pages, or Highline Community College's
If you don't
know how to cite an article for a bibliography, try
Noodletools (available from RTC Library's online
databases page). Fill in the form and it will automatically create your
citation in the proper format.
Copyright and how does it apply to you?
the right of an item's creator to control and profit from its use or
performance. Using someone else's creation without permission is illegal.
doesn't just cover books, magazines, pictures and newspapers - it also
covers the Internet.
protects your rights to any material you create.
following are useful copyright links:
Photocopying of Copyrighted Materials
copyright laws permit non-profit educational institutions to photocopy
copyrighted materials under certain limited conditions:
A complete poem if less than 250 words
(not to exceed two pages) or an excerpt of not more than 250 words from
a longer poem.
A complete article, story or essay of less
than 2,500 words or 10% of the work ,whichever is less.
One chart, graph, diagram, drawing, cartoon or picture per book or per
to use the work and the moment of its use for maximum teaching effectiveness
must be so close in time that it would be unreasonable to expect a
timely reply to a request to photocopy.
copying of the material is for only one course in the school in which the
copies are made.
more than one short poem, article story, essay or two excerpts may be
copied from the same author, ore more than three from the same collective
work or periodical volume during one class term.
There shall not be more than nine (9) instances of such multiple copying for
one course during one class term.
same teacher cannot copy the same item without permission from term to term.
Unauthorized copying may not substitute for the purchase of books,
publisher's reprints or periodicals.
original copyright notice must appear on all copies of the work.
to copy any material not fitting the above description must be obtained from
the publisher's Copyright and Permissions Department prior to photocopying
the work. The earlier you request permission, the better, in case it
cannot be granted and you need to substitute other materials. Attach a
copy of the permission from the publisher to the requires for photocopying.
The print shop staff assistant will not copy any materials which do not meet
the above guidelines unless permission is attached.
REMEMBER: WHEN IN DOUBT, REQUEST PERMISSION.
Last updated: 11/30/11