Student Integrity Analysis

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The key to being successful at university is managing your time and upholding academic integrity. Learning these skills aren’t only relevant to studying at university, but will also benefit current or future careers as they will become essential tools. The concept of plagiarism is difficult and forever changing (Shashikiran, 2014) which is why it is so important to grasp while at university. Learning how to uphold academic integrity should be learnt early on so that it becomes a methodical approach in a person’s career. “Time control is very difficult for people” (Efil, 1999, as cited in Damla Ozsoy, 2014, 358). The beginning of university can be quite a new environment and people will naturally try to test the boundaries. Students quickly …show more content…
Effective planning will assist you in succeeding in your studies. Sharon Delmege (2015, 4) shares the seven strategies that effective planners should have which includes: breaking assessments down into achievable tasks, using short term and long term planning, starting assessments early, asking for advice and feedback from others, delegating work, being flexible in case complications appear, and being able to say ‘no’ to other tasks. University students tend to regularly fall into the habit of procrastination, especially during this generation when the distraction of a phone is only an arm’s length away. According to Robert Topp (2013, 160), we should be optimistic about activities that require our attention and seek to get them done sooner. He states, ‘if one engages in less procrastination, less attention to interruptions, and increased discipline during the unpleasant activities, these activities will be completed more quickly and allow more time to indulge in pleasant activities’. The balance between productivity and pleasure seems hard to grasp as we always strive for the pleasant activities. However, by sticking to Topp’s techniques of time management, procrastination will be minimized leaving more time for pleasurable activities once the job is done. The techniques that he’s listed are ‘monitoring, setting goals, prioritizing, planning, delegating, and analysis of time …show more content…
One of the first things that university life teaches you, is adaptation. You learn to adapt to new environments, new people, and new tasks. Time management is just as important for a successful career. Time management is so essential for a career because working is what people do for most of their lives. If a person doesn’t learn to manage time well, they won’t be able to ‘switch off’ from their work life and they won’t be able to enjoy pleasant activities. Marlene Cohen (2013, 165-166) highlights the importance of balance in work life. Taking time to have holidays, exercise and rest are just as important as work. These things will keep a person fresh and productive, and with a healthy mind. Time management is also knowing the type of person you are when it comes to productivity (Delmege, 2015, 5). By knowing this, a person can identify what their ‘time wasters’ are and how they can avoid them. If these skills are learnt early in university life, they should become easily adaptable to work

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