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Academic dishonesty is an ethical issue known as plagiarism.  Plagiarism can occur in one of several forms.  This assignment will help you to understand what plagiarism is, what IWU does to deter it from happening, and give you the opportunity to discuss how to avoid it.

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

· Use a variety of academic resources to enhance research skills.

Resources

· IWU Policy on Plagiarism and Academic Honesty  
· Self-Check for Plagiarism Quiz

Background Information

Avoiding plagiarism can only be accomplished when students understand what plagiarism is and how to prevent it.  This week you will have an opportunity to review various sources on the topic.   Using what you learn from the resources above, discuss the implications of this issue.  Properly citing referenced works is the best way to avoid plagiarism.

Instructions

1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
2. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
3. Click on the link IWU Policy on Plagiarism and Academic Honesty and read the policy carefully.
4. Click on the link Self-Check for Plagiarism Quiz and take the quiz. (Your score on this quiz does not affect your grade for this discussion board.)
a. Why do students plagiarize?
b. How can plagiarism be avoided?
c. What happens to students at IWU if they plagiarize?
d. Are these consequences similar to what would happen in the business world?
5. Guidelines for your posts:
a. Posts and replies should be well-developed by providing clear, proofread answers with evidence of critical thinking.
b. Replies must greater depth to the discussion by introducing new ideas and showing critical thinking.
c. Replies should provide clarification to classmates’ questions and provide insight into the discussion.
Honesty, Cheating, Plagiarism and Forgery
Academic dishonesty is inconsistent with scholarship and the pursuit of knowledge and Christian character. Thus, Indiana Wesleyan University expects students to be honest in all academic work and with all university records. Incidents of cheating, plagiarism, falsification of any university documents or any other dishonest action will be investigated and judged by the appropriate academic leader. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of policies regulating academic conduct including definitions of academic dishonesty, the possible sanctions, and the appeals process.
Coursework
Students are expected to exhibit honesty in the classroom, in homework and on quizzes and tests. Each instructor should define what constitutes honest work in a specific course. Any deviation from ordinary standards, such as the permitted use of notes for an examination or an “open book” test, should be stated clearly by the instructor.
Cheating is defined as the use or attempted use of unauthorized materials or receiving unauthorized assistance or commu




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