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Industrial and Interaction Design Resources: Citation

Citation Style Manuals

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Why Plagiarism is Wrong

When you commit plagiarism, you hurt yourself and the community in the following ways:

  1. You deny yourself the opportunity to learn and practice skills that may be needed in your future careers.
  2. You invite future employers and faculty to question your integrity and performance in general.
  3. You commit fraud on faculty who are evaluating your work.
  4. You deprive another author due credit for his or her work.
  5. You show disrespect for your peers who have done their work.

- PenState-Why Plagiarism is Wrong