ADDITIONAL EXERCISES

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CHAPTER 9

Chapter 9 defines academic integrity and academic dishonesty, discusses the pressures or attitudes that encourage academic dishonesty, advises students how to handle those pressures without succumbing to academic dishonesty, and outlines some of the possible consequences of academic misconduct.

Exercises

    1. Obtain a copy of your college’s policy on academic dishonesty. Summarize the process a student would go through if accused of cheating.
    2. According to the honor code of your college and/or its policy on academic dishonesty, what are you required to do if you know another student is cheating?
    3. Imagine you are taking an exam or working on a class assignment. As you write your answers, you sense that the person seated behind you may be cheating by looking at your answers. Describe what you would do in this situation.
    4. With a partner or group, read the following paragraph and answer the questions. Be prepared to present your answers as part of a class discussion.

Your friend, who is sitting near you during an exam, pulls out his cell phone surreptitiously and refers to it frequently as he works on his exam. It’s clear to you that he is cheating.

What do you think most people would do in this situation?
What should you do?
Are your answers to these questions different? If so, explain.

    1. With a partner or group, read the following paragraph and answer the questions. Be prepared to present your answers as part of a class discussion.

Although she is a dedicated student, Claire has struggled to keep her GPA above a 3.0. She needs to maintain a 3.0 or better in order to continue to qualify for a tuition scholarship. This semester she is enrolled in a class with a professor who is a notoriously hard grader. Her roommate offers her a copy of a test from last year’s class with that same professor.

What should Claire do?
What variables in the scenario are most relevant to answering the question above? (Claire’s dedication as a student? Her GPA pressure and scholarship? The professor’s reputation?)

Exercises (LDC Website only)

  1. Read one or more articles on plagiarism, take one or more of the plagiarism quizzes we’ve linked here, then on your own or with a partner create several “possible cheating” scenarios for other students to discuss.
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