Academic Honesty


Examples of plagiarism include:

• Copying from another person’s work into one’s homework, essay, or project without giving credit to the person who produced the work.

• Using the ideas or opinions of another person without giving that person credit.

• Paraphrasing another person’s words or ideas without giving that person credit.  (Note that changing a few words from another person’s work does not make it your own; you still have to give credit by citing the source.)

These examples apply to words, charts, images and ideas from books, interviews, the Internet, magazines, etc. Students should consult with teachers about how to cite (give credit to) authors and resources.


Examples of cheating include:

• Copying or trying to copy from another person’s assignment, homework, quiz or test.

• Communicating answers with another person during a quiz or test.

• Preprogramming a calculator or other electronic device to contain answers for a quiz or test.

• Using materials that you are not allowed to use during a quiz or test.

• Allowing another person to do an assignment or part of an assignment for you.

• Turning in the same assignment for more than one class without prior approval of the teachers.

• Collaborating on a quiz, test, or assignment with another person without prior approval from the teacher.

• Taking a test or quiz for another person, or having someone take it for you.

In addition, students should bear in mind that cheating or plagiarizing includes:

• Giving an assignment, quiz, or test to someone for copying.

• Getting a copy of a quiz or test in advance.

• Discussing or sharing any part of a quiz or test with others who have not yet taken it.

• Looking up information or notes between sections of a quiz or test administered with extended time.

• Sharing work with another person in a way that could result in that person using it as her/his own.

• Letting another person, including another student, parent/guardian, or tutor, write all or any part of a student’s paper.

• Getting and turning in a paper from the Internet or other location as one's own work.

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