Examples of Cheating Behavior


 

Student A goes to Student B with a hard-luck story about not being able to finish an Assignment, so Student A "helps" by handing over a file with Student A's work. Both students use the same file - both students commit a Breach of Academic Integrity, both will be given a grade of "F" for the Course, and may be liable to further disciplinary action also.

Student C gains access to a file or document written by Student D, without Student D's knowledge and consent. Both students send in work based on the same file. Student C commits a Breach of Academic Integrity and a Theft of Intellectual Property. Student C will be given a grade of "F" for the Course, and probably other disciplinary action also.

Student E and Student F work together on the Assignments, and Student E tells Student F what to write, or dictates the answers to Student F. This constitutes a Breach of Academic Integrity, and both students will receive a grade of "F" for the Assignment, and probably a grade of "F" for the Course, and possibly other disciplinary action. Working together can be a good thing, but those who do should be very careful to write their own answers, in their own words.

Student G copies and pastes several chapters of the Book of Genesis and sends them in as an Essay on the Life of Abraham. This constitutes a Breach of Academic Integrity, and also an Infringement of Copyright (with the exception of the KJV, all English translations of the Bible are copyrighted by various organizations). The student will receive a grade of "F" for the Course, and possibly other disciplinary action.

Student H copies and pastes portions of some Web Pages and sends them in as Student H's work. This constitutes a Breach of Academic Integrity, and also an Infringement of Copyright (even if there is no copyright notice on the Pages or in their meta tags, copyright resides with the original author.) The student will receive a grade of "F" for the Course, and possibly other disciplinary action.

Student J copies and pastes portions of an encyclopedia or other article and sends them in as Students J's work. This constitutes a Breach of Academic Integrity, and also an Infringement of Copyright. The student will receive a grade of "F" for the Course, and possibly other disciplinary action.

Student K uses material from an encyclopedia or other source, without giving due acknowledgment or citing the source(s). This constitutes Plagiarism, and counts as a Breach of Academic Integrity. The student will receive a grade of "F" for the work, and possibly for the Course. Use of material other than the text-book and the Bible is encouraged, but you should be sure to acknowledge your sources and give proper citations for work copied.

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