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“The more people rationalize cheating, the more it becomes a culture of dishonesty. And that can become a vicious, downward cycle. Because suddenly, if everyone else is cheating, you feel a need to cheat, too” (Covey, n.d.). There are so many different ways to be dishonest in your academic affairs from cheating on a test, to not giving credit for someone else’s work. I want to discuss turning in someone else’s work for credit knowing you did not complete it yourself. The New York Times writes an article on how plagiarism is becoming more blurred for the students of today. In this article it talks about a student that was accused of plagiarism and her father admits that he was the one that plagiarized not her (Gabriel, 2010). He may have admitted that it was him, but she is also equally responsible. She utilized this paper for credit knowing that she had not completed it herself. Bullet three under “Types of Actions that are defined as plagiarism” of the APUS Academic Dishonesty and
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