Research based writing is unique because it requires the credited use of another scholar’s words or ideas. Research writing requires rules of citation that many beginners are unaware, leading to charges of plagiarism.
A charge of plagiarism can have severe consequences, including expulsion, and the writer’s loss of credibility. (Williams Baptist University Catalog Academic Honesty Policy)
Avoiding plagiarism and striving for academic honesty at Williams Baptist University is a valued guideline for behavior and conduct. (Williams Baptist University Student Handbook)