Academic Honesty

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Academic Honesty Paper

Edwin Pitti

University of Phoenix – Axia College

May 29, 2013

Benjamin Adams

To be able to explain how to avoid plagiarism, first we have to understand that academic dishonesty is basically copying the works of others, making them as their own. It has been identified as a serious problem that many educational institutions, and have generated predictive models to prevent or identify plagiarism. We know that a high percentage of students practice academic dishonesty.

We can identify some forms of academic dishonesty as, copied exams, this implies to turn and see another student's test, receiving or giving verbal and / or nonverbal, change the tests, hiding notes, or modification of quizzes. It can also occur in tasks, jobs and projects. It is possible to pass the task among students, falsify data, lack of contribution to a team, and hire someone to make their work. Other types can be present even with bribes or threats against the teacher.

Through the plagiarism, the student gives the impression that you cannot learn or that do not want to learn. Also, you may not have a good relationship between student and teacher. "The love of learning is the most effective strategy to combat academic dishonesty."

Below are some reasons for plagiarism:
- Reduced interest in learning
- Plagiarism is easy to do
- Many students are more interested in the grade than in the learning process - They are busy working or doing other things
- Non appreciation of the knowledge

Why is Academic Dishonesty Happening?

Society has communicated the concept that students need to acquire a degree for future employment, financial security, and personal reasons (Choi, 2009; Cohen & Brawer, 2003; McCabe, Butterfield, & Trevino, 2006). And students often believe they will receive higher salaries from future employers if they have...
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