MWCC's Academic Integrity Policy explains cheating, plagiarism, and fabrication, examples of each type of academic dishonesty so that you become aware if your prior practices will become a problem in the future, and the rights and responsibilities of students and faculty should a case occur.
Understand that not all plagiarism is the result of ill intent. Fear of failure, confusion over content, and laziness can also lead students to violate academic integrity. Collectivist cultures that emphasize knowledge as a state or public contribution will also clash against western capitalist notions of intellectual property as privately owned. But even knowing the roots of academic dishonesty does not excuse you from accountability; it simply means that you must be even more watchful.
Here are five tips that can help you avoid falling into the traps that make academic dishonesty seem like a good option.
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