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Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity Academic Integrity means that you are completely honest with your work. You didn’t cheat or plagiarize any of your work, it is all in your own words. Knowing that you can do the work by yourself clearly means that you understand what is being taught and you actually put in an effort to learn more. You should be able to complete any assignments, exams, and any other given assignments with complete honesty.

College professors and college faculty want the students to be honest with their work they submit. If they do it in their own words, then they know that the students are able to learn and understand the work taught to them. Academic Integrity is the main core of learning. The more you grow in school also means you grow more as a person. The more you learn, the more you learn about things you never thought to think of before. It values avoiding things such as cheating or plagiarism. Some ways the students violate academic integrity is when they cheat. They look at someone else’s paper, or copy their work when they didn’t do it themselves. When a person cheats, it shows that they haven’t really learned anything. They’re depending on someone else’s word to help them. But it leaves them with some discomfort or shame. They lose some respect for themselves and it bothers them until they confess but most people don’t own up to cheating unless they are caught.

Morehead’s academic integrity/plagiarism policy is almost the same as every other college in the state. If we perform academic dishonesty here, then it is the professor’s decision on what the punishment should be. Whether it is, failure of that assignment, failure of that class, or getting kicked out of that class for the remainder of the semester or any other time during college. I agree with the policy because if you can’t do your own work then you really can’t do anything on your own. You should be able to write a paper in your own words, or most of it in your own words and give credit to whatever isn’t yours.

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