Academic Integrity: Code of Conduct and Plagiarism
Academic integrity is a character trait involving honesty and ethical behavior related to scholarly work. Scholarly work involves all the intellectual endeavors of a student or faculty member during their course of study/employment related to education. Pursuing a mindset of integrity is not only important during one’s academic career, but also throughout one’s life and dealings with society.
Please review the LSU Code of Conduct for policies, definitions, and procedures related to academic misconduct.
Please review important information abut plagiarism (and how to avoid it) provided by LSU Student Advocacy & Accountability:
Anyone who has written or graded a paper knows that plagiarism is not always a black-and-white issue. The boundary between plagiarism and research is often unclear. Learning to recognize the various forms of plagiarism, especially the more ambiguous ones, is an important step in the fight to prevent it.
Online Writing Resources and Activities
The following is a list of selected online writing resources:
Try these optional plagiarism activities to check your understanding:
Read the fictitious final paragraph of the Brown article, review each sentence "written" by the students, then decide if the sentence has been plagiarized or not. Check your answers by reviewing the linked information.
The object of the game is to determine whether a statement is plagiarized. If it is, select the button with the form of plagiarism used in the statement. If you select the wrong word, a 5 second penalty is assessed. Match all 8 sentences to win. If time runs out, press Try Again.
The object of the game is to select the correct form of academic dishonesty from the buttons listed. If you select the wrong word, a 5 second penalty is assessed. Match all 8 sentences to win. If time runs out, press Try Again.
Carroll, L. A. (2002). Rehearsing new roles: How college students develop as writers. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
Levin, L. L. (2010). What is Academic Writing?. In C. Lowe and P. Zemliansky (Eds.), Writing spaces: Readings on writing, Vol. 1 (pp. 3–17). Retrieved from http://writingspaces.org/essays/what-is-academic-writing.
Types of Plagiarism (n.d.) Retrieved November 20, 2012, from http://plagiarism.org.