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NINE THINGS WE WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

1. What is academic misconduct? Academic misconduct is being dishonest in your academic work. More precisely, it is any action that a student knows (or should know) will lead to the improper evaluation of academic work. Academic misconduct defeats the purpose of academic work because you are pretending to know more or write better than you actually do. 2. What are the most common types of academic misconduct? Academic misconduct covers a variety of dishonest classroom behavior. The most common violations seen in the Office of Student Conduct are plagiarism, unauthorized collaboration or teamwork with other students, exam dishonesty, and forged attendance records. 3. What is plagiarism? Plagiarism is a form of academic misconduct in which you represent someone else's words or ideas as your own. The basic expectation in every class is that whatever you write will be your own words, generated from your own understanding. For more information on types of plagiarism, please review the plagiarism resource provided by the Office of Student Conduct. 4. What is unauthorized use of external sources? Unauthorized sources are any sources that would lead to the improper evaluation of your knowledge about the course content. Unauthorized sources can include obtaining assignments, papers, or exams from other students or third party sources such as the internet and using those sources to complete course assignments or exams. 5. What is tendering of information? Students may not give or sell their work to another person who plans to submit it as his or her own. This includes giving their work to another student to be copied, giving someone answers to exam questions during the exam, taking an exam and discussing its contents with students who will be taking the same exam, or giving or selling a term paper to another student.

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