Did the student violate Walden’s academic integrity policy?

Now that you have studied Walden’s policy on academic integrity and learned about different types of plagiarism, you will apply this knowledge when analyzing possible violations of academic integrity. This exercise will help you begin developing your skills of recognizing violations of academic integrity.

To prepare for this Assignment:

Think about Walden’s policy on academic integrity, and review the other resources from Week 1.

The Assignment:

Compose a two-paragraph essay in which you examine possible violations of Walden’s academic integrity policy. Study the two scenarios below, and explain in your own words whether violations of Walden’s policy occurred. Organize your paper by writing one paragraph for each scenario. You are not required to integrate sources in your paper. However, if you do use source material, please do your best to cite it properly, per APA style. You will work on developing your citation skills in the coming weeks.

  • Student A was told by his instructor that half of his essay matched a paper previously submitted in a Walden course. Did the student violate Walden’s academic integrity policy?
  • Student B used plagiarism-detection software called SafeAssign to check for accidental plagiarism. The student found a 30% match with source material. Did the student violate Walden’s academic integrity policy?

By Day 7

Submit your Assignment. Please use the Walden Course Paper template when formatting your paper. The template can be found in the Week 1 Resources. Assignments submitted without using the Course Paper template may not be accepted by your Instructor. Finally, make sure to use SafeAssign to screen your work before submitting it for Instructor review. A SafeAssign tutorial can be found in the Week 1 Resources.

 

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