What is plagiarism? What is meant by "common knowledge"? What is the difference between collaboration and cheating? What is academic honesty?
Many academic dishonesty cases arise from writers neglecting to cite sources. However, there are many other forms of academic dishonesty. It’s your responsibility to know what is meant by "Academic Integrity" on campus. A great place to start would be the University's rules, regulations, and guidelines for academic integrity.
From a knowledge of the rules, doing your own work, citing carefully, and asking questions when you're not sure, it becomes easy to prevent costly misunderstandings, embarrassment, grade reductions, hearings, or worse.
Resources for Undergraduate Students
Videos to Watch
- Crossing the Line (U of S video)
- Academic Integrity: Some Mistakes You May be Making (ULC video)
Citations & Referencing
- U of S Writing Help - Show your paper to a tutor and ask if you aren't sure how to use proper citation
- Research Paper Planner - Plan ahead, the U of S offers a guide to help schedule your work
- Library Guide to Writing it Right
- "How to Avoid Plagiarism: An Online Tutorial" Funny but informative tutorial available from the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
- Quick©ite - The University of Auckland Students' Learning Centre has designed a fabulous tool to help students properly format their citations
- Doing Honest Work in College - The University of Chicago's site by Charles Lipsom on how to avoid plagiarism:
- Citation Style Guides - U of S Library, LibGuide
- LaTeX Short Course - hosted by the Department of Computer Science - includes slides about BibTeX
- Ryerson University (Toronto) provides interactive examples of academic dishonesty (even those that are unintentional!) and quizzes to test your knowledge. Click here to watch the animated examples and to complete the quizzes.
Resources for Instructors, Graduate Students, and Staff
- See the Gwenna Moss Centre Teaching Effectiveness blog Educatus for posts on Academic Integrity.
- U of S Library LibGuide: Direct / Persistent Linking to Electronic Resources.
- U of S Library LibGuides on Open Access and Copyright.
- Ryerson has posted "Ten Principles of Academic Integrity for Faculty,"a resource that helps instructors create a learning environment in which students value academic integrity.
- International Center for Academic Intgrity: ICAI