Academic misconduct

Academicmisconduct

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Inaccordance with Fowler&amp Davis, (2013),academic misconduct can be defined as any action or attempted actionof a student that may result to the creation of an unfair advantagefor a student or that may result to an unfair disadvantage to otherstudent or students. They further explain that any action interpretedas an effort to destabilize the fair academic ground that studentsare offered in school in an aim to gain unfair academic advantages isacademic misconduct.

Thereare several means of academic misconduct that include: plagiarism,cheating and students gaining access to information that was notintended for them at a particular time. In addition to that, alteringof academic documents such as transcripts or other academic documentsis also an academic misconduct. This paper will focus on plagiarism,cheating and course materials.

Plagiarism

KeçeciEt al (2011)explain that plagiarism is the use of intellectual material that hasbeen produced by another person without properly referencing oracknowledging the original source of the information. Ideally,plagiarism is taking of someone else’s information and presentingit as your original work. One of the most common types of plagiarismis copy pasting of information from online sources withoutreferencing or acknowledging the website. Plagiarism is not limitedto online sources also copying of a fellow student’s paper is alsoacademic misconduct. Using Of another person’s views, insights andopinions over a given subject without proper referencing is alsoconsidered as plagiarism. That is because what they will have writtenwill not originally be from them since they borrowed the idea formsomeone else. Additionally, paraphrasing another person’s workwithout acknowledging them is also an academic misconduct underplagiarism.

Cheating

Cheatingis deceit or dishonesty in an academic assignment or project. It alsoincludes attempt to using or using materials that would give one anunfair academic advantage. Communicating answers during anexamination is on the most common ways of cheating. Both the oneasking and the one telling the answers are liable of cheating sincethe paper is supposed to be attempted individually. Carrying ofpapers where the student has written some notes to aid them inattempting the exam questions is also another form cheating unlessotherwise stated in the exam guidelines. For students who taketechnical courses and use calculators, use of calculators,preprogramming the calculators is cheating in an exam. Also, allowinganother person to do part of your exam or your entire exam isconsidered as an academic misconduct that includes the use ofcommercial term paper services where students pay professionalwriters to do their assignments. Other students may choose not sitfor an examination due to their unpreparedness for the paper. In fearof failing the paper, the student may fail to sit for their paper anduse an excuse such as am medical problem that came up. They may endbeing given a remedial paper afterwards which by that time they wouldhave read and revised for it. That is also cheating since thestudent is dishonest (Kolankoet al, 2006).

CourseMaterials

Studentswho undertake courses that require the laboratory services, otherstudents may choose to use unfair means of passing the examinationlike contaminating laboratory samples or any form of interferencewith laboratory equipment with the sole aim of ensuring that theother students fail while they pass. That is interference of thecourse or examination materials that is misconduct in academiccontext and is punishable by suspension in many universities. Otherstudents may intentionally deface or keep some of the librarymaterials from other students with an aim of ensuring that they donot the information that may be required for an examination or aproject. Additionally, selling or publishing of lecture notes thatare were supposed to be given for free to other students is alsointerference with course, materials that is also an academicmisconduct (Woithet al,2016).

Conclusion

Academicdishonesty is the attempt of a student to gain unfair advantage overtheir fellow students. From the discussion above plagiarism is theuse of intellectual material that has been produced by another personwithout properly referencing or acknowledging the original source ofthe information. Ideally, plagiarism is taking of someone else’sinformation and presenting it as your original work. One of the mostcommon types of plagiarism is copy pasting of information from onlinesources without referencing or acknowledging the source. Cheating isdeceit or dishonesty in an academic assignment or project. It alsoinclude attempt to using or using materials that would give one anunfair academic advantage. Communicating answers during anexamination is on the most common ways of cheating. Both the oneasking and the one telling the answers are liable of cheating sincethe paper is supposed to be attempted individually.students may intentionally deface or keep some of the librarymaterials from other students with an aim of ensuring that they donot the information that may be required for an examination or aproject. Additionally, selling or publishing of lecture notes thatare were supposed to be given for free to other students is alsointerference with course, materials that is also an academicmisconduct.

Reference

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Keçeci,A., Bulduk, S., Oruç, D., &amp Çelik, S. (2011). Academicdishonesty among nursing students: A descriptive study. NursingEthics,18(5),725-733 doi:10.1177/0969733011408042

Kolanko,K. M., Clark, C., Heinrich, K. T., Olive, D., Serembus, J. F., &ampSifford, K. S (2006) Academic Dishonesty, Bullying, Incivility, andViolence: Difficult Challenges Facing Nurse Educators. NursingEducation Perspectives,27(1),34-43

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