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Academic Integrity: Plagiarism and Source Documentation

Why is source documentation and plagiarism such an important topic in academics? Is avoiding plagiarism and citing sources correctly just as important in the professional world? What are the penalties for academic dishonesty and are these penalties appropriate?

Use the online library to search for articles regarding plagiarism, academic dishonesty, and academic cheating, etc.

Then, do the following:

- Identify one article regarding academic integrity.
- Summarize the contents and the merits of the article you find.
- Include the properly written reference for the article you selected.

Write your initial response in about 150-200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Quote or paraphrase at least two outside sources in your answer.

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Why is source documentation and plagiarism such an important topic in academics?

These two topics are imperative within the world of academia because they relate to academic integrity. It is very important for a student to properly cite work that is not theirs in order to respect and abide by the ethical values of honesty and fairness, as well as learn the material in an appropriate manner. Failure to do so would put the student's and academic institution's reputation at risk.

Is avoiding plagiarism and citing sources correctly just as important in the professional world?

Citing sources correctly is important in the world of academia and the workplace. Similar to how academic integrity is important for a student and the institution that they attend, personal integrity is important to an employee and their company's reputation. Moreover, plagiarism within the workplace may have legal consequences, depending on the severity of the offense.

What are the penalties for academic dishonesty and are these penalties ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses academic integrity topics including plagiarism and source documentation.

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