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Academic Integrity: Academic Dishonesty

This guide has been created to provide you with quick access to resources on the topic of Academic Integrity.

What is Academic Dishonesty?

Academic dishonesty is an intentional, reckless, careless, or improper act for the purpose of obtaining an academic advantage, credential, admission, or credit by deception or fraudulent means. It can include, but is not limited to “cheating” (NSCC, 2021).

Examples of Academic Dishonesty include:

  • Copying the work of another person

  • Doing work for another student

  • Using or consulting any unauthorized source or materials

  • Using one’s own work for more than one class without permission

  • Collaborating on work that is assigned to be done independently

  • Plagiarism

How Not to Plagiarize

Bainbridge State College. (2010). Plagiarism: How to avoid it [Video]. YouTube.

Practicing integrity in our academic work should not stop when we leave NSCC. It is essential that we continue to demonstrate this fundamental value in our professional lives. Below are some cases of plagiarism that have significantly impacted the careers and futures of those involved:

Below are some strategies for avoiding plagiarism:

  • Talk to a librarian!

  • Cite your sources

  • Learn how to properly paraphrase, summarize, and quote

  • Record bibliographic information

  • Talk to your instructor

  • Make an appointment with the Writing Center