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Plagiarism

 

Sagesse High School

Mary Mother of Wisdom Ain Saade

Plagiarism Penalty Policy (PPP)

Plagiarism

 

Plagiarism is passing off someone else’s ideas or words as one’s own without giving credit or without giving credit properly. Plagiarism may take the form of directly copying another’s work (in whole or in part), improperly citing sources, presenting another’s view or concept without acknowledging the originator, or receiving help with an assignment. (www.dl.ecc.edu/Plagiarism.html)

Sagesse High School students are held accountable for any act of plagiarism. Plagiarism can be both intentional and unintentional. No matter the case, students are held equally accountable. Procedures apply to all those whose work has been assessed to be plagiarized and evidence has been submitted. Penalties may range from marking a student’s paper as plagiarized and, thus, award him/her a zero to suspending the student or dropping them from a given academic program.

Any submitted work that receives a rating of 40% and above, on “Plagscan” software analysis, is directly processed for authentication assessment. Concerned teachers and HODs determine whether the work is original or not.

Certain papers and research projects may be subject to penalties even if the percentage is below 40%. In such cases, the decision is left in the hands of the concerned HOD.

 

The following table summarizes the list of PPPs agreed upon by the Academic Board Members.

Grade

Case #

Penalty

Case #

Penalty

Case #

Penalty

7 AP / LP

1

A letter is

issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student rewrites the assignment

with a

deduction of

20%.

2

A letter is

issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student receives a failing grade.

3

The case is

brought to

the Academic Board Members.

 

8 AP / LP

1

A letter is

issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student rewrites the assignment

with a deduction of

30%.

2

A letter is

issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student receives a failing grade.

3

The case is

brought to

the Academic Board Members.

8 AP / LP

(New Student)

1

A letter is

issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student rewrites the assignment

with a

deduction of

20%.

2

A letter is

issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student receives a failing grade.

3

The case is

brought to

the Academic Board Members.

9 AP / LP

1

A letter is issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student rewrites the assignment

with a deduction of

40%.

2

A letter is issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student receives a failing grade.

3

The case is brought to

the Academic

Board

Members.

9 AP / LP (New Student)

1

A letter is issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student rewrites the assignment

with a deduction of

20%

2

A letter is issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student receives a failing grade.

3

The case is brought to

the Academic Board Members.

 

Grade 10 AP /

Sec 1

1

A letter is

issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student receives a failing grade.

2

A letter is

issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The case is brought to the Academic Board Members.

 

 

Grade 10 AP /

Sec 1 (New

Student)

1

A letter is

issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student rewrites the assignment

with a deduction of

20%

2

A letter is

issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student receives a failing grade.

3

The case is

brought to

the Academic Board Members.

Grade 11 AP / Sec 2 / IB 1

1

A letter is issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student receives a failing grade.

2

A letter is issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The case is brought to the Academic Board Members.

 

 

Grade 11 AP / Sec 2 / IB 1 (New Student)

1

A letter is issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student rewrites the assignment

with a deduction of

20%

 

A letter is issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student receives a failing grade.

3

The case is brought to

the Academic Board Members.

 

Grade 12 AP /

Sec 3 / IB 2

1

A letter is

issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student receives a failing grade.

2

A letter is

issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The case is brought to the Academic Board Members.

 

 

Grade 12 AP /

Sec 3 / IB 2 (New Student)

1

A letter is

issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student rewrites the assignment

with a deduction of

20%

2

A letter is

issued by the concerned department and is kept in file. The student receives a failing grade.

3

The case is

brought to

the Academic Board Members.