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Academic Integrity


We want every student to maximize their chance 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 University Computer Use Policy, which prohibits sharing network accounts.

Know the real-world consequences of 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 do 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), ensure you find that the source exists and understand its contents before incorporating 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.