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Student Academic Integrity Resources: How do I Avoid a Violation?

How do I Avoid a Violation?

Resources to Help You

Have a Question on Academic Integrity?

We are here to help! Student Services has a number of academic skill resources and assistance for you. Contact Marcia Steeves, Academic Integrity and Copyright Officer, for more information.

General Advice on Avoiding Violations

There are some key steps you can take to avoid academic integrity violations:

  • Know what course and assessment expectations are. Read instructions thoroughly and ask your Faculty for more information if you are unclear.
  • Time management is key to getting through high-stress periods during the academic year. There are great tips and support available through our Learning Strategy Advisors.
  • If you share a computer ensure your school work is protected from others.
  • Do not share computer passwords or assignments with other students.
  • If you are unclear about whether or not you are explicitly allowed to work with another student, ask your faculty member for clarification.
  • If you want help editing your work, consider attending a writing workshop in Tutoring and Academic Skills.
  • Always follow the directions given for your assignments, if you are asked to work on your own you are expected to do so.
  • In the event you do fall behind or need help, all you need to do is ask. There are several services available to help you at the college.

Avoiding Plagiarism Violations

Direct quotes, images, tables, website information and even incorporating someone else's idea (even if not word for word), all require that you cite your source, and ensure that you have the right to use the source in your work.

The following information is provided to help you navigate through what can and can't be used and how to use materials properly:

Still, looking for more practice? Try some of these tutorials from other libraries:

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