and Avoid Situations of Academic Dishonesty
integrity is an extremely important issue in college.
You should learn to recognize what constitutes
academic dishonesty and avoid getting yourself into
such situations. Your student handbook should discuss
your schools policy on academic dishonesty in
detail. The following excerpt, for example, is from
the Clemson University Student Handbook:
includes giving, receiving or using unauthorized aid
on any academic work. Plagiarism, a form of academic
dishonesty, includes the copying of language,
structure or ideas of another and attributing the
work to ones own efforts."
work submitted for grading contains an implicit
pledge . . . by the student that no unauthorized aid
has been received.
academic dishonesty is treated as a serious offense.
The penalty for first-time offenders of the academic
dishonesty policy is usually a failing grade on the
particular assignment for which the dishonest
activity occurred. Second offenses result in a
failing grade for the course and may lead to
suspension from the college for one or more
semesters. Permanent dismissal is also a possibility
for repeat offenders.
The bottom line
is simply that cheating will not be tolerated.
Besides, if you spend your time studying properly and
keeping up with your work, there is no reason to be
Here are some
easy guidelines that will help you avoid violating
the rules governing academic dishonesty . . .
- Carefully read and understand
the instructions for every assignment before
you begin working.
- Unless told otherwise by the
instructor, always assume that course
assignments are to be done individually.
- When in doubt about the rules
governing an assignment, ask your instructor
- Dont wait until the last
moment to begin work on an assignment.
- Never knowingly pass off the
work of another as your own.
- Use appropriate referencing
when citing anothers work.
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