Academic dishonesty includes fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, reviewing, or reporting research. It does not include honest error or honest differences in interpretations or judgments of data.
There are many reasons why there is an increase in the amount of cheating schools have to deal with today. The foremost reason is technology, mainly the internet, which has brought the ability to plagiarize and share work with anyone. Students will use the internet to manufacture a paper or project if they are crammed for time. When teachers assign huge workloads students will often look to the internet to try to lighten the workload. Since there is an increase in workload and difficulty of courses along with pressure from parents to succeed students often think cheating is ok . Students’ feel that cheating is a necessity because they have a lot of pressure to succeed along with more competition to get into the school of their choice. Some students must have good grades and will do anything to get them, even if that means throwing out their academic integrity in order to cheat.
Academic dishonesty includes the commission of any of the following acts. This listing is not, however, exclusive of any other acts that may reasonably be called academic dishonesty. Clarification is provided for each definition by listing some prohibited behaviors.
Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, notes, study aids or other devices or materials in any academic exercise.
* During an examination, looking at another student's examination or using external aids (for example, books, notes, calculators, conversation with others, or electronic devices) unless specifically allowed in advance by the instructor.
* Having others conduct research or prepare work without advance authorization from the instructor.
* Acquiring answers for any assigned work or examination from any...