Copying and Pasting - If you are unsure of how to cite your
work, check with your instructor for the proper technique. Using
someone else's without proper citation will not work. Making up
resources for a bibliography, would be considered a violation to
the Academic Integrity Policy. Whenever you copy and paste
someone else's ideas into the body of your work is guilty of
Downloading papers off the internet - it is just as easy for
an instructor to find the same paper on the internet as it is for
Cutting and pasting information off the internet without
Turning in someone else's paper as your own.
Using the same paper in two or more classes is considered a
violation to the Academic Integrity Policy unless you have both
Looking around during an exam, may appear that you are trying
to copy from others.
Assisting someone during an exam is considered a violation to
the Academic Integrity Policy.
Rules to live by
Never copy and paste into your document because then you run
into problems separating your text from the source text.
Print out a hard copy of your source and paraphrase onto your
Have a clear reason for selecting the source in your
If you feel someone is trying to copy off of you during an
exam, ask to be moved.
Take home exams are to be done on your own, unless otherwise
instructed by the instructor.
Do not make marks on a graded exam and then try to claim that
the instructor didn't give you a point for that question.
Instructors make copies of the originals prior to returning
Do your own work.
Keep all the rough drafts of your papers, computer
assignments (hard copy of the solutions), and lab reports in the
event you are asked to defend your work. The burden of proof is
Submit your own work. Do not let others do it for you.
Check with your instructor if you're allowed to submit the
same paper or project for another course.
Ask your instructor upfront on how much collaboration is
allowed or expected in group assignments.