The first step toward ensuring academic integrity is understanding Walden’s policy. This week you will summarize the policy in your own words and discuss it with your colleagues. You will also discuss different types of plagiarism that can occur in academic writing.

To prepare for this Discussion:

Review the Week 1 resources, and focus special attention on Section 4 (Academic Integrity) of Walden’s Code of Conduct.

By Day 3

Post a two-paragraph summary, in your own words, of Walden’s policy on academic integrity. Identify three types of academic integrity violations, and explain what students can do to avoid them. Make sure to review the Week 1 learning resources before responding.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.

By Day 5

Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ postings in one of the following ways:

  • Ask a probing question.
  • Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
  • Offer and support an opinion.
  • Validate an idea with your own experience.
  • Make a suggestion.
  • Expand on your colleague’s posting.

By Day 7

Return to this Discussion to read the responses to your initial posting.

 
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