Avoiding Plagiarism

A Reminder to Use Information Responsibly and Ethically


"All forms of cheating and plagiarism are unacceptable. The misrepresenting by students of homework, class work, tests, reports, or other assignments as if they were entirely their own work shall be considered forms of cheating and/or plagiarism. Consequences of cheating and/or plagiarism shall be academic in nature unless repeated incidences required disciplinary action. Consequences for cheating will take into account the grade level of the student and the severity of the misrepresentation." 


Cheating on Research: 


• It is cheating to plagiarize by copying another person's work from any resource     

  (periodical, book, Internet, personal computer files, etc.) and submitting it as one's own


• It is cheating to plagiarize by paraphrasing or using parts of another person's work     

  (ideas, written work, diagrams, charts, internet, personal computer files, etc.) without  

   citing it as a resource. 

                                                        -- Newtown High School Student Handbook, p. 1


How to avoid plagiarism - Tip 1:

Know how and when to paraphrase, summarize and use quotations properly

See below for more information...






How to avoid plagiarism - Tip 2:


Remember to Cite ALL sources used (print, online, interviews, images, etc.)

See below for more information...​


  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th edition (REF 808.027 MLA)