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Academic Integrity

A tutorial on Academic Integrity at the Mississippi University for Women

Cheating

Academic dishonesty

  • Cheating is the most well-known academically dishonest behavior.
  • But cheating includes more than just copying a neighbor’s answers on an exam or peeking at a crib sheet.
  • Turning in someone else’s work as your own is also considered cheating.

Ed Dante (a pseudonym) makes a living writing custom essays that unscrupulous students buy online. You can read his story at The Chronicle of Higher Education. Purchasing someone else’s work and turning it in as your own is cheating.