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Statement on Plagiarism

At Codecademy, you are expected to create original content. It is your responsibility to avoid plagiarism: the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and presenting them as your own.

Plagiarism can include:

  • Copying a phrase, sentence, or passage from another writer without proper citation.

  • Incorporating a piece of text while making small changes to the original.

  • Copying large amounts of text with or without citation.

  • Reusing your own writing from a non-Codecademy source.

  • Copying sections of source code from another programmer as your own.

  • Reusing your own code from a non-Codecademy source.

  • Using external resources (images, videos, datasets, etc.) without proper citation.

All written content produced for Codecademy should be free of plagiarism. This includes drafts of content items as well as published content. If you submit a draft that includes material from an external source, you must cite that source and indicate how you intend to adapt it into your own original content.

Codecademy has a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism and employees who fail to abide by this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.