Academic and Student Integrity

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Kevin Pintauro August 30, 2006 Academic and Student Integrity The policies of this school are more or less the same as most of the schools we know of. In short, students are expected not to cheat, be punctual, courteous towards others, and hopefully graduate. Any student will agree that there school expects this of them. While this “official” policy exists in schools, many times this is not what the “actual” practice of students is nor is it what is “expected” of them. More than half of all students admit to having cheated in high school and it is a practice not easily forgotten and teachers know this (perhaps from their own experience or beliefs). Cheating is a regular part of the lives of many students who feel that they simply can’t handle course loads or really don’t care about the course and are in it because “they have to be”.
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Unformatted text preview: Some teachers argue that work is much easier today with the immense amount of resources at students disposal; but with that so have the resources of plagiarism. File sharing doesnt just stop with music and videos; in fact these are the more recent and more sophisticated ways that people share files. Documents and papers have been passed through wires from peers to peers since dial-up. The only reason that a big deal is being made of these so called pirated copyrighted files is because theres money involved. Every student is different and believes in their own morals and cheating to many is simply necessary because of all the unnecessary. Integrity of oneself is what one makes of it. Therefore the integrity of the one who feels that cheating is acceptable is not affected....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course RSP; CARE 100 taught by Professor Shipman during the Spring '08 term at Creighton.

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