ACS Distance Education Policy on Plagiarism
PLAGIARISM IS NOT ACCEPTED
If you copy part of a sentence or quantities of sentences, word for word from the internet, a book, magazine, course notes or anywhere else
this is considered to be plagiarism
Plagiarism is considered by most credible academics around the world to be unacceptable; and for this reason
cannot issue a formal pass and qualification
to anyone who practices plagiarism.
Incidents of plagiarism have damaged the reputations of some colleges and universities. ACS has established a very good academic reputation in part because of the fact that we do not tolerate plagiarism.
Bearing this in mind; it is in the interest of our graduates that we take a firm stand against plagiarism. The value of the studies you pursue, and the qualification you and other students attain, is dependant upon an anti plagiarism policy.
Plagiarism is easily detected by tutors marking papers, through the use of web searches; changes in writing style and tone and depth of technical content.
If plagiarism is detected in any work by a student, the incident will be noted on the student’s records. They may be asked to rewrite and resubmit their work.
When deciding the final result for a course or module, we always take into account more than just the performance in an exam. Any student found to have plagiarized will be closely monitored to ensure compliance before being given a pass.
If a student continues to plagiarise after being warned, they are not going to learn as much as they otherwise would from the course, and as a result it is inappropriate to give them a pass.