Academic Integrity  

True or false?  Use the materials here to decide.  Cite the information you find to back up your answer.


1)      You are taking an exam in your psychology course and you realize that the person next to you is looking over your shoulder and copying your answers.  You are not guilty of academic misconduct, but the person copying your paper is!




2)      You wrote a 5-page paper arguing against an issue in your political science class.  Your composition professor assigns the same kind of paper three weeks later.  The composition paper can be no more than 3 pages long.  You edit the political science paper and hand it in.  This is a form of cheating.




3)      Your professor discovers that you have not acknowledged the source of some information you included in your paper.  You could receive an F in the course for plagiarizing.




4)      You state, in your own words, information you found while researching your paper.  You list the source in your bibliography.  This is plagiarism.




5)      You have a lively discussion with a friend about an issue raised in your philosophy class.  He has the same class, with the same professor, at a different time of day.  You both hand in a paper on the topic and your friend uses your conclusions and your supporting arguments.  He is guilty of cheating.




6)      You can be expelled from the University if you are found guilty of academic misconduct.




7)      You feel your teacher has given you a lower grade than you earned because of a disagreement you had during the semester.  There's nothing you can do about this.



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