Southwestern

Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Academics

honorcode

pledge

When writing term papers or doing research for a project, proper citations should accompany any material taken from other sources. Neglecting to cite sources is an act of plagiarism and a violation of the Honor Code. When using direct quotes or paraphrasing the ideas of another author, citations should accompany the assignment to give credit where it is due.

Formats for citing sources vary between departments and are often overseen by independent organizations dedicated to a specific academic field. Some citation systems like those maintained by the MLA, APA, and University of Chicago are used by multiple disciplines. Students should ask the professor what citation system will be used on an assignment.

On the following pages are situations regarding the Honor Code. Please read each question carefully before responding.

Continue >>