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EDP6277 / Human Development Across the Lifespan

Created for Dr. Bradham-Cousar. Updated Fall 2022.

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Concerns, procedures and sanctions about academic honesty are articulated in the FIU Code of Academic Integrity which was adopted by the Student Government Association on November 28, 2001. The following Pledge from the FIU Student Handbook specifically discourages plagiarism:

As a student of this university:

  1. I will be honest in my academic endeavors.
  2. I will not represent someone else's work as my own.
  3. I will not cheat, or will I aid in another's cheating.


 Use of the World Wide Web as a research resource has exacerbated the problem of plagiarism in colleges and universities worldwide.

The links to tutorials and websites in this guide will provide information and techniques for the prevention of plagiarism.



A simple definition of plagiarism is stealing someone else's ideas and presenting them as your own


Plagiarism Prevention Resources

What is Plagiarism?