Academic integrity means upholding the values of your school with respect to the production of your academic work and the completion of quizzes, tests, and exams. Read your college's academic integrity policy and be sure you understand your responsibilities.
✓ Read The Policy. Become familiar with your college's Academic Integrity policy. Not knowing the policy will not prevent you from facing disciplinary action.
✓ Know When To Work Alone. Make sure you know when it's okay to work in groups on an assignment and when you ought to work alone. Collaborating on a test, quiz, or assignment can get you into trouble if you are supposed to be working alone.
✓ Start Fresh. Using work from an old class on a new assignment is almost always against the rules. Start fresh on each and every project with new ideas and up-to-date research.
✓ Cite Your Sources. When doing your research, keep a record of your information sources and learn to cite them accurately. Accidental plagiarism is still plagiarism.
GPRC Academic Integrity Policy
Plagiarism and You
Watch the video below (The Learning Portal and College Libraries Ontario, 2019) to learn more about plagiarism.
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