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How to avoid plagiarism & academic dishonesty

If an assignment baffles you, discuss it with your instructor. And if you are directed to use printed sources, consult your instructor about how to proceed. There is an art to taking notes for research; careless note taking can lead to plagiarism.

There are many ways to help prevent plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty:

  • Prepare thoroughly for examinations and assignments.
  • Take the initiative to prevent other students from copying your exam or assignments by shielding your answer sheet during examination, and not lending assignments to other students.
  • Inform your instructor if you suspect someone is cheating.
  • Do not look in the direction of other students' papers during examinations.
  • Refuse to assist students who cheat.

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