To successfully complete the Academic Integrity Unit please read all eight (8) pages, follow the links, take the quiz, and submit your original paragraph to

Terms to Know

  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Intentional Plagiarism
  • Unintentional Plagiarism
  • Cheating
  • Unauthorized Assistance
  • Impersonation
  • Bribery
  • Deception
  • Fabrication
  • Quoting/Paraphrasing
  • Summarizing
  • Citations
  • MLA/APA format
  • Integrity and Misconduct

Integrity and Misconduct

Academic Integrity

Do your own work, or as MIT Lecturer Patricia Brennecke suggests, “Trust the value of your own intellect.” Most of NWLS and Apex assignments do not require outside research. We want to know what you have learned and what your original thoughts are on the material

Academic Misconduct

Violating the code of honor or standard of expectations regarding plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, or impersonation. This includes violating NWLS’s Academic Integrity Policy.



  • Copying someone else’s work and presenting it as your own
  • Downloading or buying a paper/response from a website or an individual
  • Cutting and pasting parts of text without proper documentation (quotation marks, author, pg.)
  • Using a paper from another class for a current assignment without teacher permission


  • Inadequate paraphrasing of someone else’s work
  • Improper documentation of source material
  • Using quotation marks for copied text but not citing the source
  • Using another person’s unique idea even if you change the words



  • Giving or distributing or selling answers/responses
  • Accepting or taking or stealing answers/responses
  • Using notes during a quiz
  • Using smartphone or other device to find or send answers
  • Finding quiz/assignment online and completing it before you attempt actual graded work

Unauthorized Assistance

  • Mom/Dad/Adult giving answers
  • Having multiple windows or browsers open during an assessment
  • Using a sibling’s or friend’s work from a previous class or section as your own, even as a guideline
  • Using notes during a quiz if not specifically endorsed by teacher or online assignment instructions.

Other Forms of Academic Misconduct


  • Impersonation is taking on the identity of another person for gain or advantage of said person
  • Bribery is giving, selling, OR receiving answers or work in exchange for money, service, or reward.
    “It is applied both to him who gives, and to him who receives the compensation” (Webster).

Unauthorized Assistance

  • Deception is “the act of deceiving or misleading” (Webster).
    A person may stretch the truth or simply lie by creating a false reason for
    missing a deadline, an appointment, or not submitting work or sending an email.
  • Fabrication is “the act of devising falsely; forgery” (Webster).
    A student who forges a signature, creates false data, or makes up citations is guilty of fabrication.