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CIS Secondary Library: Academic Honesty

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Academic Honesty at CIS

This school believes that students should see "academic honesty" as an integral part of the mission to which CIS subscribes. One of the attributes which the IB Learner Profile seeks to highlight is to behave in a "principled" manner and as such academic honesty is an expectation of all students at CIS. 

Academic honesty may be achieved through the avoidance of such malpractices as copying the homework of another student, colluding with others to allow their work to be copied, or plagiarising the work of others. The school defines plagiarism as an act in which a student presents someone else's ideas, words or creative expression as their own. 

The IB provides very clear guidelines on how malpractice is defined and the consequences of such action. CIS believes it is vital that students should be taught how to avoid both accidental malpractice and the ethical misjudgments involved in deliberate malpractice. 

What is Academic Honesty?

Plagiarism Defined

Cutting & Pasting

Citation Flowcharts

Citation Flowcharts

What and When You Should Cite

Creative Commons

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"What is Creative Commons?

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