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Learning Guide Unit 3OverviewUnit 3: Academic Integrity and Ethical ConductTopicsResearch and writing with academic integrityDefining and explaining plagiarismAPA formatNetiquetteLearning ObjectivesBy the end of this Unit, you will be able to:1.Examine plagiarism and provide specific methods for avoiding it.2.Evaluate a case study for plagiarism issues.3.Reflect on netiquette as it relates to peer assessment.4.Recognize and prepare basic APA citations and references.TasksPeer assess Unit 2 Written AssignmentRead the Learning Guide and the Reading AssignmentParticipate in the Discussion Assignment (post, comment, and rate in the Discussion Forum)Complete an entry in the Learning JournalTake the Self-QuizTake the Graded QuizLearning Guide Unit 3Overview
IntroductionThis week, we are going to discuss a very important topic: plagiarism and academic integrity. Inorder to become a fully effective student at University of the People, you must understand and agreeto adhere to the policies and principles of ethical academic conduct, as defined by the university.This statement of Academic Integrity and the Code of Conduct that defines expectations for studentbehavior is found in the course catalog. If you have not yet, we encourage you to see out thecurrentcourse catalog, available on the UoPeople website, and review theCode of Academic Integrity.Each time you log on to the online campus, you pledge the following:“Through the entry of my username and password, I affirm that I am the student who enrolled in thiscourse for the duration of the entire term. Furthermore, I affirm that I understand and agree to followthe regulations regarding Academic Integrity and Code of Conduct described in the Catalog; Ipromise not to participate in any form of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to plagiarism,copying, cheating, and/or the submission of work other than my own. Failure to abide by theregulations may result in disciplinary action up to expulsion from the university."Learning Guide Unit 3OverviewPlagiarismExcelsior College OWL: What is PlagiarismIt is crucial to remember the policies concerning plagiarism and to develop a solid understanding ofwhat constitutes plagiarism. Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s words or work without givingappropriate credit.ReadCollege Success.Chapter 6, Section 6.5 The Honest Truth.Alternately, you can read theWhat is Plagiarism? Transcript [PDF].How to Avoid PlagiarismUtilizing quality and objective sources, and citing these sources using APA standards, will help you toadhere to the standards of academic integrity and the code of conduct. Correctly citing andreferencing are your best defense against accidental plagiarism, so this week we will continue towork on developing APA skills. We will also discuss other strategies to avoid plagiarizing, andconsider the ethical implications of cheating.
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