Plagiarizing on your application to the Relay Teaching Residency is a very serious offence and is not taken lightly by those reviewing applications. Every applicant should understand the definition of plagiarism and the consequences of plagiarizing on an application. As such, please be sure to carefully review this article. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s intellectual property without properly giving credit to the author. While this can come in many different forms, the most relevant in relation to an application to the Relay Teaching Residency is taking credit for someone else’s thoughts in the essay and video responses. Often, this manifests in the form of ‘copy and pasting’ or quoting a source without providing credit. However, it is important to note that plagiarism does not need to be verbatim. In other words, changing a few words, but keeping all the principal points of another persons’ writing, is still plagiarizing.
What do I do if I Want to Incorporate Outside Knowledge in My Responses?
The Teacher Pathways reviewers welcome the use of outside knowledge and research when responding to application questions as long as credit is clearly given. Applicants are not expected to use formal academic citations in their essay responses, though they are expected to make it clear if any of the information used or points made are not their own.