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What does academic integrity mean?

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Steph Müller eNotes educator | Certified Educator

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In a nutshell, academic integrity means applying integrity to the way you complete assignments and essays, and to the way you approach examinations. The crux of academic integrity is ensuring that every piece of work you submit is your own, and that you have properly cited and credited all references that you used.

Examples of failing to adhere to principles of academic integrity would be paying someone on the internet to write your essay for you, copying work from someone sitting next to you in an exam room, or paraphrasing information that you found online and pretending that it was your own original work.

In essence, maintaining academic integrity means getting your qualification the hard way—with hard work, lots of research, careful thinking about the issues at hand, and by adding to the research that has already been done in your field.

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator | Certified Educator

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Academic integrity means doing your own work in an academic setting.  It means following the rules that govern when and how you can use other people’s work and ideas in your own work.

Academic integrity means avoiding plagiarism.  It means making sure that you give credit to any other person whose work you use rather than claiming that work as your own.  Academic integrity means refraining from cheating or otherwise violating the rules that have been set down for any particular assignment.  For example, it means refraining from using notes on a test where you are not allowed to do so.

In general, academic integrity means not trying to take short cuts and, instead, trying your best to learn and to produce academic work that is truly your own.

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beautifulsunshine16 | Student

it means to be honest when it comes to school such as taking tests, doing work,using ones work, etc.