Fall semester topics

Academic honesty

Academic honesty is becoming a major issue in these days in the western world. In Hungary cheating during exams had been much more applied, although not tolerated by the institutions, especially in recent years. We often forget that academic dishonesty is something that can come back to hunt you and hurt you years later (e.g. plagiarism issues of public figures).

Therefore it is best to avoid it all together in spite of its deceiving appearance offering short term benefits and a false sense of task completion.

For specific information how your school views this issue check out the school's website where you find institutional detailed guidelines. Down bellow you may find additional resources to dwell on.

What is cheating?
Definition: Cheating is intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, notes, study aids or other devices or materials in any academic exercise.

What is fabrication, falsification, and forgery?
Definition: Fabrication is the intentional invention and unauthorized alteration of any information or citation in an academic exercise. Falsification is a matter of altering information while fabrication is a matter of inventing or counterfeiting information for use in any academic exercise or University record. Forgery is defined as the act to imitate or counterfeit documents, signatures, and the like.

What is multiple submission?
Definition: Multiple submission is the submission of substantial portions of the same work (including oral reports) for credit more than once without authorization from instructors of all classes for which the student submits the work.

What is plagiarism?
Definition: Plagiarism is intentionally, knowingly, or carelessly presenting the work of another as one’s own (i.e., without proper acknowledgement of the source). The sole exception to the requirement of acknowledging sources is when the ideas, information, etc., are common knowledge. Instructors should provide clarification about the nature of plagiarism.

What is complicity?
Definition: Complicity is intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to commit an act of academic dishonesty.

What is academic computer misuse?
Definition: Academic computer misuse is the use of software to perform work which the instructor has told the student to do without the assistance of software.

  • A Survey of Professor Reactions to Scenarios of Academic Dishonesty in American Universities
  • Tips to Avoid Academic Dishonesty
  • Additional web resources

  • YOUTUBE: Understanding Plagiarism