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Tips to Avoid Academic Dishonesty

Remember the Promise you made to UGA  

“I will be academically honest in all of my academic work and will not tolerate academic dishonesty of others.”

  • Read A Culture of Honesty, the University academic honesty policy
  •  Get to know your professors
  •  Read the course syllabus  
  •  Don’t wait until the last minute to start a project
  •  If you aren’t sure about the assignment, ASK your professor for more information
  •  Do not loan completed assignments to others
  •  Be cautious when sharing a computer
  •  Don’t download papers from the Internet
  •  PLAGIARISM – AVOID it by citing often and correctly
  •  Be sure to note your sources when conducting research and taking notes
  •  Group Projects? Know what needs to be YOUR work and what may be a collaboration
  •  Cover you answers with your arm or a piece of paper
  •  If you are overly anxious about a test – talk to your professor
  •  Don’t look around during a test – SIT STILL
  •  Don’t write on your hand
  •  Don’t take ANYTHING to a test that isn’t allowed