Dos and don’ts of academic integrity
Click on the headings below to learn about what you should do and what you should avoid in order to maintain academic integrity.
Do: acknowledge your sources
Acknowledging your sources means:
Do: be accurate with your information
Being accurate with your information means:
Don't: make up information and use it in your assessment
Making up information is falsifying it. This happens when you:
Do: always do your own work
Don't: pay someone else to do your assessment
Asking or paying someone to help you with your assignment is called contract cheating and it happens when you:
Do: collaborate with care
Collaborating carefully is:
If you are being assessed individually, discuss verbally with your group but write separately and individually.
Collusion happens when you:
Do: work together in the right way
Don't: facilitate academic misconduct
Do: be clear what is allowed
Don't: cheat on your exams
Do: research and acknowledge sources
Don't: use others people’s code
Do: take your own notes
Don’t: copy straight from the text?
Check your understanding View
Below is a multiple choice quiz that will help you check your understanding around academic integrity. We present some common scenarios that you will face in your studies. See if you can navigate your way through and apply your understanding.