“P” is for Plagiarism FAQs: a short-video series

By Samantha Taylor, PME, CPA, CA
Dec 9, 2022
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Have you ever found yourself “doom-scrolling” through your social media, wistfully wishing you would stumble across a formative value-added short video to help you complete your PEP module studies? 

Wait no further! Here is your chance.  

Simply click the link below and be brought to a short video on our series, “ ‘P’ is for Plagiarism,” where Rob Bruce, CPA, CA and myself, Sam Taylor, discuss how to ensure CPA PEP learners successfully complete their coursework without accidentally – or purposefully – committing plagiarism.   

Throughout our series, we will not limit our discussion to the “ins and outs” of plagiarism; we will also sprinkle in some case-writing best practices. Below are links to our short videos and summaries of the FAQs we cover within each video.  

Plagiarism FAQ – Part 1 

  • Can I copy from eBooks, etc.? 
  • What can I copy? 
  • What if I accidentally plagiarized? 
  • What can I do to avoid unintentional plagiarism? 

Plagiarism FAQ - Part 2 

  • What is the difference between the:  
    • CPA PEP learning eBook 
    • CPA Handbook  
    • Income Tax Act  
  • How do I cite my sources?  

Plagiarism FAQ - Part 3 

  • How can I use references in my exams versus my weekly assignments? 
  • Can I use my assignments as templates for my exams? 
  • Can I contact other candidates during an exam? 

Plagiarism FAQ - Part 4 

  • Can I submit another person’s assignment as my own work? 
  • Can I copy the Learning eBook material and use it in my assignments?  
  • Can I use CPA solutions/material that I found online?  
    • Sharing your own assignments is considered plagiarism – find out why 

Well, folks, there you have it. Your complete 4-part short-video series on “ ‘P’ is for Plagiarism” has ended. Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe to receive more videos like this in your News Feed and add some productivity – and compliance – to your future productivity-scrolling.  

Thanks for watching!  

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Samantha Taylor, PME, CPA, CA

Samantha Taylor, PME, CPA, CA, is an educator and lead policy advisor for CPAWSB and a Senior Instructor of accounting at Dalhousie University. She is on a mission to understand and enable learner efficacy while eliminating doldrums occasionally associated with accounting education. Read more of Sam’s posts at the CPAWSB blog.