Learning from the Mistakes of Others: In This Case, Plagiarism

Learning from the Mistakes of Others: In This Case, Plagiarism

Jul 25, 2014
The word, Plagiarism

This week the New York Times ran a series of articles about plagiarism by Senator John Walsh in his final paper for his master’s degree from the US Army War College.  The article provides an instructive page-by-page analysis of the final paper, identifying sources and whether the text was used without attribution or with improper attribution.  According to the Times, the US Army War College determined in a preliminary review that the Senator appeared to have plagiarized his final paper, and has announced an investigative panel will convene next month to “assess any culpability.”

The UNH Research Office has a webpage containing resources to help understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

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