Academic Honesty is a core value at the University of New Hampshire. The Student Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities handbook defines academic honesty both inside and outside the classroom. The handbook specifically defines plagiarism in article 09.3:
The unattributed use of the ideas, evidence, or words of another person, or the conveying of the false impression that the arguments and writing in a paper are the student’s own. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to the following:
- The acquisition by purchase or otherwise of a part or the whole of a piece of work which is represented as the student’s own;
- The representation of the ideas, data, or writing of another person as the student’s own work, even though some wording, methods of citation, or arrangement of evidence, ideas, or arguments have been altered;
- Concealment of the true sources of information, ideas, or argument in any piece of work."
The penalties for plagiarism can be stiff: from an "F" for an assignment to an "F" for a course, or, in some cases, expulsion from the University. It is in your best interest to make sure you understand the UNH policy.
Spend a few minutes taking this plagiarism tutorial. It gives helpful examples on what is and is not considered plagiarism.