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Academic Integrity: Conclusion

Conclusion

We want each and every student to maximize his or her change for academic success. This tutorial was designed to help you:

Understand the different types of academic dishonesty. A lack of clear understanding of what constitutes good academic integrity does not excuse you from consequences of actions such as cheating on exams, plagiarizing sections of a paper or fabricating results such as falsifying sources cited in a paper or altering data in a scientific experiment. In addition, all students need to familiarize themselves with the Iona College Computer Use Policy, which prohibits the sharing of network accounts.

Know the real-world consequences for plagiarism that extend beyond the classroom. Journalists and political writers have been fired and shamed on social media for lack of ethical standards. Always attribute the original author when quoting, paraphrasing or summarizing ideas and passages that are not your own.

Manage time effectively. Use the tools learned in these exercises to help you plan the time you need in advance to study, research topics, organize notes and sources, write your paper and proofread your work. It is more tempting to violate the code of academic integrity when you are working under pressure and did not take the time to thoroughly document all sources to support your work or prepare in advance for an exam.

Visit the Rudin Center. Gain a better understanding of good writing practices. Make sure you understand what you are citing as well. For example, when citing from a source quoted or referenced in your main source (known as a secondary source) make sure you find that the original source actually exists and you understand its contents before you choose to incorporate it into your work. There is a lot to learn about good writing and there are people here to help.

Take the Academic Integrity Post-Test to complete this tutorial.