LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY
Academic Honesty is the foundation of any educational institution. It is the
responsibility of each student, professor, and administrator at Lindenwood
University to uphold the honor of the institution by acting honestly and
truthfully in all situations.
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
•In Western society information is considered to be intellectual property
•There is value and honor in putting one’s name on a completed research
project or a new idea
•Loss of ownership of idea = loss of power
EXAMPLES OF PLAGIARISM
Copying directly from a source without quotations and source citation;
Paraphrasing or summarizing another's idea without attribution;
Changing a sentence’s structure but copying words;
Changing a sentence’s words but copying its basic structure;
Using audio, video or other media sources without acknowledgement;
Submitting a paper written by another person and claiming it as your own;
Using information obtained through interviewing an expert on the subject
Purchasing or downloading a paper from another source and claiming it as
Collaborating excessively on an assignment with another person;
Submitting an essay that was previously written for another class without the
consent of both professors.
All of these considerations apply even if the original material is written in a
Loss of credibility!
APA: psychology, education, and other social sciences.
MLA: literature, arts, and humanities.
AMA: medicine, health, and biological sciences.
Turabian: designed for college students to use with all subjects.
Chicago: used with all subjects in the "real world" by books, magazines,
newspapers, and other non-scholarly publications.
Citation Styles by Long Island University
A good reference page for citations in MLA, APA, Turabian/Chicago, AMA,
with great visual examples for each style.