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Plagiarism at University of Phoenix and in the School of Health Services Administration is not tolerated. The following assignment will help you understand plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Part 1

Write a 350- to 700-word paper that represents your understanding of plagiarism. Your paper should:

  • Define plagiarism.
  • Define self-plagiarism.
  • Describe the importance of not plagiarizing.
  • Describe the consequences of plagiarizing at University of Phoenix.
  • Describe the consequences of those who have plagiarized in their professional life.
  • Use your web browser to research famous cases of plagiarism. You can use search topics like plagiarism in the news, famous plagiarism cases, plagiarism scandals, or similar wording.
  • Include the names of two individuals, what they plagiarized, and what the consequences were.

Cite at least 2 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references.

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.

Part 2

It is important to use the Plagiarism Checker, a resource provided by University of Phoenix, prior to submitting your assignments in the course. This assignment will allow you to use the Plagiarism Checker as well as consider the results provided.

Submit your paper composed in Part 1 to the Plagiarism Checker.

Write a 260- to 350-word response to the following prompts:

  • Identify the percent provided by the Plagiarism Checker.
  • Explain what the percent tells you about your paper.
  • Identify strategies you could use to reduce the percent.
  • In what situation(s) would it be acceptable to leave material alone in a paper that was identified as plagiarized?

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment.