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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.Learning Guide Unit 3OverviewIntroductionThis week, we are going to discuss a very important topic: plagiarism and academic integrity.In order to become a fully effective student at University of the People, you mustunderstand and agree to adhere to the policies and principles of ethical academic conduct,as defined by the university. This statement of Academic Integrity and the Code of Conductthat defines expectations for student behavior is found in the course catalog. If you have notyet, we encourage you to see out thecurrent course catalog, available on the UoPeoplewebsite, and review the Code of Academic Integrity located under Academi Policies.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 inthis course for the duration of the entire term. Furthermore, I affirm that I understand and agreeto follow the regulations regarding Academic Integrity and Code of Conduct described in theCatalog; I promise not to participate in any form of academic dishonesty including, but notlimited to plagiarism, copying, cheating, and/or the submission of work other than my own.
Failure to abide by the regulations may result in disciplinary action up to expulsion from theuniversity."Learning Guide Unit 3OverviewPlagiarismExcelsior College OWL: What is PlagiarismIt is crucial to remember the policies concerning plagiarism and to develop a solidunderstanding of what constitutes plagiarism. Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s wordsor work without giving appropriate credit.ReadCollege Success.Chapter 6, Section 6.5 The Honest Truth.Alternately, you can read theWhat is Plagiarism? Transcript [PDF].Licenses and AttributionsExcelsior Online Writing Lab (OWL):Avoiding PlagiarismLicense:CC-BY-4.0Learning Guide Unit 3OverviewHow to Avoid PlagiarismUtilizing quality and objective sources, and citing these sources using APA standards, willhelp you to adhere to the standards of academic integrity and the code of conduct.Correctly citing and referencing are your best defense against accidental plagiarism, so thisweek we will continue to work on developing APA skills. We will also discuss other strategiesto avoid plagiarizing, and consider the ethical implications of cheating.

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