Student Handbook

5. Writing Guidelines

5.1. Plagiarism

LearnOnline instructors take plagiarism and incorrect credit for another’s work very seriously. All assignments must be original work (i.e., something a student has prepared specifically for the current course) appropriately crediting sources for concepts and words. 

Yorkville University, the academic home of the Career Management Professional Program and Psychometric Assessments "B Level" Qualification training program, defines plagiarism as: Quoting verbatim or almost verbatim from any source without the proper acknowledgment of the author, and without formatting quoted material in accordance with the style guide adopted by the relevant Faculty.

Although not always intentional, plagiarism is not acceptable in an academic environment. Students are not required to submit assignments in any one particular format (e.g., APA); however, students should ensure that any sources used for the assignment are credited accurately either in a reference list or footnote, or another way within the assignment document.

Instructors who suspect plagiarism is an issue in a studentès assignment will contact the student noting the area of concern. Plagiarism in any assignments may result in a grade of zero if not appropriately addressed. Persistent incidents of plagiarism will result in removal from the course and/or program.

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