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  • According to, the concept of plagiarism is misunderstood as a simple act of copying and pasting. It is an “act of fraud” that involves presenting a work under the guise of being the original product of the person who submitted it (  
  • Any idea that exists in a published text (whether in a book or online) is considered an intellectual property, which makes attribution a necessity. 


  • Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
  • Based on Chapter 3; Article 14, the disciplinary regulations are applied on any case that involves cheating (including ghost-writing/plagiarism) in exams, reports, and assignments (9).  
  • Based on Chapter 1; Article 4, no student should use the excuse of not knowing the regulations as a justification for plagiarism in any form. The fact that such notification is being stated in the syllabus makes it legally binding (4). 


  • If you have any question or any doubt about plagiarism, feel free to contact your instructor. The English Department at King Saud University is equipped with qualified faculty members who can educate you about plagiarism. A simple question would save you from getting a failing grade.
  • Review assignments at the Center for Writing in English (CWE) before submission.
    • Appointments can be made by registering and logging into the CWE website. 



Last updated on : January 12, 2023 1:47am