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Academic Integrity

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. Every college in Ontario has an academic integrity policy. Read your college's academic integrity policy and be sure you understand your responsibilities as a student and scholar.

Tips

  • Read The PolicyBecome familiar with your college's Academic Integrity policy. Not knowing the policy will not prevent you from facing disciplinary action.
  • Know When To Work AloneMake 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 FreshRecycling is good for the environment, but 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 SourcesWhen doing your research, keep excellent records of your information sources and learn to cite them accurately. Accidental plagiarism is still plagiarism.