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IB Film Studies: Academic Integrity

Concordian Academic Honesty Policy

Plagiarism Quick Quiz

Avoiding Plagiarism

 Avoiding Plagiarism

1  First, use your own ideas. It should be your paper and your ideas that should be the focus.
2  Use the ideas of others sparingly--only to support or reinforce your own argument.
3  When taking notes, include complete citation information for each item you use.
4  Use quotation marks when directly stating another person's words.
5  A good strategy is to take 30 minutes and write a short draft of your paper without using any notes. It will help you think through what you want to say and not be too dependent on your sources.
  • Quick Examples!
  • Self-Quiz!

From the U. of Idaho, CORE, Module 6


Academic Integrity & Plagiarism

Citation Flow Chart

Why to Cite:

  • Give credit to the authors of the sources you used.
  • Provide evidence you did research -- good, credible sources give your work more authority.
  • Allows your reader to locate the sources you used.
  • Avoid plagiarism.

When to Cite:

You should cite a source if you reproducequoteparaphrase, or summarize ideas and/or media created by other individuals. 

When in doubt, cite!

Plagiarism Has Consequences

Plagiarism may not seem like a big deal, but there can be some severe and/or long-lasting effects:

  • Failing grade (assignment and/or course)
  • Note on transcript for academic dishonesty
  • Loss of financial aid
  • Academic probation or expulsion
  • Limited career opportunities (can become a barrier to getting a job or can cause loss of employment)

Types of Plagiarism

There are many different ways to plagiarize, including self-plagiarism.

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IB Ethical Practice

Ethical Practice in the IB Programme

  1. Directly quoting another person’s actual words, whether oral or written;
  2. Using another person’s ideas, opinions, or theories;
  3. Paraphrasing the words, ideas, opinions, or theories of others, whether oral or written;
  4. Borrowing facts, statistics, or illustrative material; or
  5. Offering materials assembled or collected by others in the form of projects or collections without acknowledgment.

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Thank you!

A big "thank you" to the Librarians at the Chinese International School in Hong Kong, for the use of some of their resources in this page!