The academic sector contains policies which guides people in maintaining the right conduct. As part of academic policy, plagiarism is considered to be a violation of the policy and an act of dishonesty. Plagiarism is an act of imitating or using the thoughts and language of another author. This is highly discouraged and there are rules which ensure that people who conduct such acts are held accountable. In my case, I was charged with the violation of an academic policy which prohibits learners and education professionals from practicing directly copying information of another author. This is what the paper will discuss in regard to the given points.
According to my case, I had copied information directly from the sources in the internet. I then presented it as part of my assignments. It is important to note that there is software that is used to detect plagiarism in order to maintain honesty in education.
After my assignment was checked, 90% of my assignment was not original. The campus is very strict on students who try to do such acts and in most cases they are punished. Some of the punishments includes; canceling of the assignment results, disqualifications and others. This is in the process of ensuring that all students in the campus are strict on maintaining integrity of the campus. After this incident, I realized that maintaining honesty was part of my obligation considering that I was forced to face the consequences of my actions. Originality is highly valued in education. One is expected to use words which are not directly similar with those of the author. Though this is the case, the policy does not...
prevent people from using information from different authors.
There are a number of alternatives when it comes to maintaining honesty in education. One important consideration is using of one own words when doing assignments. This is very important since it ensures that there is originality. One should also check through the provided software whether the assignments might be containing plagiarism in order to avoid the consequences. Checking assignments through software allows one to rectify parts which may be containing direct information from the author and thus maintaining honesty.
It is important to follow the academic honesty policy considering that it protects authors from what can be called imitation or just stealing of information.
One should also acknowledge the author of information and thus why every assignment should contain references of information derived from various sources. Referencing in assignments is one way of recognizing the author. When it comes to writing, one is supposed to recognize the author and thus make sure that there is no stealing of information. There is however ways that people can use the available internet sources and thus maintain honesty. One should analyze information from these sources and thus deliver original work. The point is that one should maintain originality through the source of ideas of other authors but not directly copying information from internet sources.
Following the academic honesty policy improves the status of an institution. It is also important to follow the academic honesty policy because it protects authors and thus promote originality
No one would want not to be recognized and thus why the academic sector has introduced these policies with the aim of protecting authors.
There are impacts of my acts of dishonesty which I, the campus community and my fellow students had to face. One is that there was no genuine competition between my fellow students considering that I had used information directly from the internet sources. This means that my results were not genuine and thus the position that I acquired was not right. Due to my actions, the campus officials introduced more strict rules which ensured that students were prevented from such behaviors. The campus community was also at risk of being identified with the acts of cheating.
It is clear that through an individual realistic plan, such acts would be prevented and thus protects all the stakeholders in education. Part of the plan which would ensure that such acts are not repeated is canceling of the results of the given assignment which was detected to have plagiarism. This would be a lesson to other students and would prevent them from committing such acts. Another important plan is educating my friends and other students on the dangers of plagiarism. This is through showing them the right ways of searching information from authors and maintaining honesty. This can ensure that people are aware of ways of maintaining honesty.
In conclusion, plagiarism is considered to be an act of dishonesty in education. There are ways that students are expected use information that is found in the internet. Based on the consequences that I faced due to my acts of dishonesty, I find a great need of educating other people on the need of maintaining originality. Institutions have a great role of making sure that students are able to maintain honesty in their work. This is in the process of maintaining the policy.
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