Plagiarism Policy

When ideas are taken from other sources without giving credit, this is known as plagiarism. Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of somebody else’s words or ideas.

We expect our students to act with academic integrity, and to use their own knowledge to demonstrate authentic learning. We expect our students to be honest and ethical in their schoolwork and in how they deal with others. Our teachers support students' authentic and ethical learning through teaching when and how to cite resources, by using online tools like Turnitin, and a variety of other ways.

When To Give Credit in Your Work

Need To Give Credit​

  • When you are using or referring to someb​​ody else’s words or ideas from a magazine, book, newspaper, song, TV program, movie, web page, computer program, letter, advertisement, or any other source.
  • ​When you use information gained through interviewing another person.
  • When you copy the exact words from somewhere.
  • When you reprint any diagrams, illustrations, charts, and pictures.

Don't Need to Give Credit 

  • ​When you are writing your own experiences, your own observations, your own insights, your own thoughts, your own conclusions about a subject.
  • When you are using common knowledge, common sense observations, or shared information.
  • When you are using generally accepted facts.
  • Whe​n you are writing up your own experimental results.

Academic Expectations

Students are expected to behave according to the CBE Student Code of Conduct. Students who knowingly misrepresent the work of others as their own, or allow their work to be copied, act outside of the parameters of academic integrity. If this happens, we use Progressive Student Discipline so that teachers, parents, and school leaders can help students take responsibility for their learning to achieve their academic goals. ​

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity Agreement at National Sport School

Examples of behaviour that is considered academic misconduct include the following:

  • Submitting or presenting the ideas and work of others as one’s own (plagiarism).  This includes permitting another student to copy homework or a lab write-up;
  • Failure to appropriately attribute and reference quotes or paraphrased passages to the original sources;
  • Inappropriate use of calculators.  Teachers will advise students as to “approved” calculators.  Calculators that have built-in notes that cannot be cleared or any external support devices are not permitted;
  • Cheating or helping others cheat by using unauthorized materials and devices, sharing answers, and communicating with others (e.g. texting, whispering, passing notes, signalling, and exchanging test papers);
  • Writing examinations and quizzes for others;
  • Acquiring or using or attempting to acquire and use confidential course and examination materials; or
  • Tampering or attempting to tamper with grades and class records.

Plagiarism is defined by the Canadian Oxford Dictionary as the act of passing off the thoughts or writings of another person as one’s own.  This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Copying and pasting work off a website or another external source.
  • Paraphrasing other people’s ideas and claiming them as your own.
  • Using another person’s work and submitting it as your own.\

First offence:  Student will receive a zero for the assignment and no makeup assignment will be permitted.  The student’s parent/s will be contacted and the incident will be recorded.

Second offence:  Student will receive a zero for the assignment, no makeup assignment will be permitted, parents will be contacted, permanent record will be updated, and administration will become involved.  A school suspension may result.\

Third offence:  Student will receive a zero for the assignment, no makeup assignment will be permitted, parents will be contacted, permanent record will be updated, and administration will become involved.  Student will be suspended from school and may be permanently removed from the class.

National Sport School

Academic Integrity Agreement 2020-2021

Remember:  Universities will have access to your permanent record and are averse to accepting plagiarists!

*A more detailed PowerPoint will be presented and discussed in class, and is also  available on D2L.*

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