Academic Ethics And Academic Integrity Essay

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Academic Integrity Proverbs 4:6-7 “Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” The principles of education are too often taken lightly and abused in the modern academic world. Academic Integrity is significant in a students’ scholastic journey because it comprises of understanding the severity of cheating, collaborating properly to avoid plagiarism, and the importance of hard work and unadulterated learning. Academic dishonesty in the form of cheating is presenting itself at an increasing rate throughout high schools and colleges the same. It is progressively becoming a more casual dishonesty to commit; considered acceptable by majority of students. So much so, that some would defend themselves by calling it a resource to get ahead. “In fact, 85% [of college students] think cheating is essential.” (N/A). In most cases, the scholar may have found themselves in a desperate situation dictated by fear in the moment that led to cheating. They were successful in the sense that they didn’t get caught and received the grade they hoped for. Now that student is wondering why they should bother to study at all when their neighbor in class clearly has it taken care of. They are complacent about not getting caught. Thus creating the vicious cycle of the repeat offender. As a prospective teacher, I simply cannot…

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