Academic Integrity 5

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Academic Integrity is an impressive-sounding word. The word can refer to a broad spectrum of actions, most of the time we use it to mean “don’t plagiarize,” or don’t pass off other’s ideas and information as your own. In those words, acknowledge the specific information that you get from sources, whether those sources are online or printed articles or books, interviews, online discussions, information from your sources’ ideas and information at all times. Academic integrity involves not only acknowledging your sources, but also creating your own ideas. Webster's dictionary defines integrity as "uncompromising adherence (meaning that one would always choose the “right” path, regardless of what seems to be more appealing) to a code of moral, artistic or other values; utter sincerity, honesty and candor, avoidance of deception, expediency, or shallowness of any kind”. Integrity demands complete openness always. Integrity is an important quality in all aspects of life. Academic Integrity is an essential part of education success; it is also a core value. Academic integrity is a fundamental value upon which colleges and universities are built. Students, faculty and staff are expected to contribute candid opinions, reviews and assessments of research and other academic exercises that are vital to sustaining the discussion and exchange of ideas.

There are strategies to solve some of the academic integrity problems. Do not rely on others information, or words in a paraphrase or summary. You should research your own information so you can better your education and understand what you are writing. A lot of information massed together without accurately indentifying where that information came from, is a clue to let the instructor know something is not right. Cite and document sources correctly. This is a good strategy to show your instructor you are on the right path and it also insures you that you are studying and providing correct non plagiarism work. Rewriting...
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