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Preventing Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty Tutorial

A guide to define and identify plagiarism and its consequences and teach the concept of academic integrity.

What is Academic Integrity?

Academic Integrity is defined as, a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals to action. -The International Center for Academic Integrity

Academic study requires you to learn from others, while academic integrity demands work resulting from your own effort. As a student, you will combine others’ knowledge with your own insights to create new scholarship. You must recognize the portion of your work that comes from others’ work to meet standards of academic integrity, and this is done by citing (also known as referencing) the work of others. Originality is key in the principles of academic writing. When producing academic writing, it must be clear if an idea is your own or you found it somewhere else. Naming the sources of your research is so essential in academic writing that not citing your sources is deemed a “crime” of academic dishonesty -  the crime of plagiarism. Plagiarism is the most frequently observed form of academic dishonesty.

Introductory Academic Integrity Knowledge Check



After this short knowledge check, you may download or print a report that summarizes your results.


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