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Writing Centre Guide: Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity is the commitment to and demonstration of honest and ethical behavior in post-secondary education. Academic integrity is very important at NSCC and is essential to students as learners and as future members of their chosen occupations. Throughout your time at the College, it is important that you complete your work with honesty and integrity.

The NSCC Writing Centre can also help you maintain Academic Integrity.

Visit the NSCC Writing Centre page for more details and to book an appointment.

Avoiding Plagiarism

NSCC defines plagiarism as “presenting, in any format, someone else’s ideas, presentations, writing, artistic work, or creations, whether verbal, print, structural, design or electronic, in whole or in part, as one’s own, by failing to credit the source.” (NSCC, 2017, p. 2).

Students are expected to follow the rules of academic integrity at all times.

Learning how to cite sources, add quotations, paraphrase, and summarize effectively are key skills in maintaining Academic Integrity and avoiding plagiarism.  Look at the resources below for more help.

Quoting, Paraphrasing, & Summarizing