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Forms of Academic Dishonesty

The most obvious violation of academic integrity involves plagiarizing the work of others, whether they are students, scholars, or anonymous authors on the Internet.  Plagiarism will be discussed at length later in this tutorial.  But academic dishonesty comes in a variety of other forms, including the following:

  • Cheating off another student's exam or assignment, or using a "cheat sheet" during exams
  • Collaborating with other students on an assignment, when the instructor has not authorized it
  • Falsifying data for lab reports
  • Misrepresenting the findings of a survey or experiment
  • Providing another student with an assignment, exam, or paper that he/she represents as his/her own work


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