According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, plagiarism or to plagiarize means "to use the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own words or ideas." This includes:
Plagiarize. (n.d.). Retrieved November 23, 2016, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plagiarize
Further, challenges of plagiarism can be applied to the organizational structure and sequencing of ideas in a written or performed work. A contemporary example of this is the 2016 RNC campaign speech given by Melania Trump that was almost identical in words, ideas and sequencing to the one presented by Michelle Obama in 2008.
Merleaux, A. (2016, July 22). Scholars do, in fact, agree on basics of plagiarism [Letters to the Editor]. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/scholars-do-in-fact-agree-on-basics-of-plagiarism/
Full Sail has the expectation that students will act with integrity at all times, especially as it applies to academic performance. The university defines academic dishonesty as "obtaining credit for work that is not a student's own." This includes:
Consult the Full Sail University Student Manual, Standards of Behavior: Academic Dishonesty (pp. 16-17) for definitions and consequences of engaging in academic dishonesty.
Plagiarism comes in a variety of forms; some is obvious while other forms fall in gray areas.
Self-Plagiarism: While plagiarism refers to the uncredited use of work by others, self-plagiarism refers to the use of one's own previously published work (or in the case of class assignments previously submitted and graded work) as if it is new. The test for self-plagiarism is determining whether you are building on previous work and contributing something new, or if you are passing off previous work as something new and original.
At Full Sail University the consequences of Academic Dishonesty range from non-acceptance of work submitted and a failing grade for first-time offenders to immediate suspension with a dismissal hearing for second offenses. Consult the Full Sail University Student Manual, Standards of Behavior: Academic Dishonesty (pp. 16-17) for definitions and consequences of engaging in academic dishonesty.