What is plagiarism?
"The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another and the representation of them as one's own original work."


The Piscataway School District and PHS English Department have a zero tolerance policy for plagiarism. Plagiarism is a serious offense and will not be tolerated in any form. Any student who is caught plagiarizing will receive a zero on the assignment without having the opportunity to make it up and will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. Unless otherwise stated, homework is not a group activity. 

Please click on the link below to access information regarding plagiarism from the New Jersey Bar Foundation:

What You Need to Know about Plagiarism created this very helpful guide to understanding and identifying different types of plagiarism, as well as knowing strategies on how to avoid plagiarism in essays and how to appropriately construct a works cited page. CLICK HERE to go to their site.