Academic integrity is the cornerstone of our academic community. You must always distinguish your own words and ideas from the words and ideas of others — including the authors of print or electronic sources, faculty members, classmates and friends.
Attention: Conduct that violates Academic Integrity
Failing to be academically honest can involve participation in conduct that violates the university’s academic integrity policy, or that provides unfair or undeserved academic advantage.
These activities include:
However, there are some things that might be mistaken for academic dishonesty, which in fact are permissible. For example, it is fine to study with other students outside of the online class and share ideas or discuss your coursework. It is allowable to discuss your ideas about assignments that you are writing. It is permissible to use any source of information as background reading for your own general knowledge, rather than a source of a direct quotation or closely paraphrased section, without citing it. You are allowed to quote or paraphrase an Internet source, encyclopedia or other “easy” reference work, so long as you cite it as a source, use quotation marks when appropriate and reference the source. You should try to be reasonably sure of its reliability and authority if you are hoping to achieve a good grade based on the standard of your supporting material.
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