We understand you’re more than just a student and have several responsibilities on a daily basis. It’s hard to keep all Academic Integrity information straight! Below are some quick do’s and don’ts to help you.
- go to your instructor or TA for help if you’re unsure about assignment expectations, have questions, would like an extension, or need support. They’re here to help!
- read the instructions for all assignments, quizzes/exams, projects, and course syllabi carefully, making sure to understand your instructor’s expectations of what’s allowed and not allowed.
- cite your source(s) even when paraphrasing other’s scholarly work in your study notes, assignments, quizzes/exams, or papers. Failure to do so may result in an allegation of plagiarism.
- utilize the Writing Support Centre, the English Language Development Centre, and Academic Advising and Career Centre for support or workshops on writing, the English language, and more.
- consult the U of T Scarborough Library for details on how to cite sources properly and avoid plagiarism.
- view academic integrity modules available via the Academic Advising & Career Centre.
- make sure your writing and work is in your own words, even when working as part of a team or studying in a group.
- respond to any emails from your instructor or Academic Integrity Office in a timely manner.
- contact our Academic Integrity Office if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here for you!
- don’t rely on peers, classmates, or anyone else to provide academic help, work, or advice.
- don’t utilize tutoring services (also known as cram schools). In many cases these services use course material without the university’s permission. U of T takes this very seriously.
- don’t alter any official academic or medical documents, including quizzes/exams already submitted for grading. This is considered forgery.
- don’t bring or hide a cell phone, study notes, or cheat sheet to a quiz/exam where aids are not permitted. This is considered unauthorized assistance.
- don’t submit any solution, assignment, or paper that you purchased online or from another source. This is considered plagiarism and/or use of unauthorized aid.
- don’t submit any piece of academic work for one course in which credit has previously been received unless you have approval from your instructor. This is known as “double-dipping.”
- don’t drop the course when any alleged academic integrity offences occur – continue to complete all your assignments.
- don’t neglect your mental and physical health. For support go to Health & Wellness Centre.