What is academic honesty?
Academic honesty means the use of one's own thoughts and materials in the assignments, taking of tests, and other classroom related activities.
All members of our school community aspire to be:
Knowledgeable: We understand how important it is to respect other's creations and the severity involving plagiarism.
Principled: We quote conveniently in the text, footnotes, and bibliography all sources consulted and / or used.
Reflective: We study, select and discard following sources of reliability and necessity. We avoid at all costs the "cut and paste" because we analyze, compare and contrast the obtained information to develop documents or other materials.
Risk taker: We dare to create documents, speeches, songs of our own based on sources from outside looking to give them our personal touch providing original ideas.
The IB Organization defines malpractice as behavior that results in, or may result in, the student or any other student gaining an unfair advantage in one or more assessments. Malpractice includes the following:
Plagiarism: This is defined as the representation of the ideas or work of another person as the candidate's own.
Collusion: This is defined as supporting malpractice by another candidate, as in allowing one's work to be copied or submitted for assessment by another.
Duplication of work: This is defined as the presentation of the same work for different assessment components and/or diploma requirements.
Take this quick 10-question quiz and find out how well you understand what plagiarism mean.
This kind of practices can lead you to very tough consequences, either as a student or as a professional. You can find more information on possible consequences at the articles below:
- Ithenticate.com,. (2015). 6 Consequences of Plagiarism. Retrieved 28 February 2015, from http://www.ithenticate.com/resources/6-consequences-of-plagiarism
- Thelawdictionary.org,. (2015). What Are Some Consequences Of Plagiarism?. Retrieved 28 February 2015, from http://thelawdictionary.org/article/what-are-some-consequences-of-plagiarism/
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