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  1. How to get an A Emily H. Wughalter, Ed.D. Department of Kinesiology Fall 2008

  2. What is integrity? • Fabric • Glue • Honesty • Complete • Truth

  3. What is cheating? • Copying from another student’s paper during a test • Turning in the work of another student as your own • Plagiarizing from an Internet or print source

  4. What is plagiarism? • Copying without proper citation • Stealing another person’s work

  5. SJSU Policy • Plagiarism • “San José State University defines plagiarism as the act of representing the work of another as one's own without giving appropriate credit, regardless of how that work was obtained, and submitting it to fulfill academic requirements”. • “Plagiarism includes: • Knowingly or unknowingly incorporating the ideas, words, sentences, paragraphs, or parts of, or the specific substance of another's work, without giving appropriate credit, and representing the product as one's own work; • Representing another’s artistic/scholarly works such as musical compositions, computer programs, photographs, paintings, drawing, sculptures, or similar works as one's own”. • http://www.sa.sjsu.edu/download/judicial_affairs/Academic_Integrity_Policy_S07-2.pdf

  6. What do you need to pay attention to? • Time management • Study skills • Note-taking procedures • Realize your own potential • Read, read, read… • Learn an acceptable method for citing materials

  7. FORMAT OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)

  8. Direct Quotation • “Students are expected to be good citizens and to engage in responsible behaviors that reflect well upon their university, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community, and to contribute positively to student and university life” (Student Conduct Code (n.d.) Retrieved September 18, 2007 from http://www.sa.sjsu.edu/judicial_affairs/index.htm

  9. Good Paraphrasing • Faculty, staff, and students at San Jose State University take seriously the role of honesty in their academic as well as their everyday interactions. This is clearly stated in the Academic Integrity Policy (Student Conduct Code (n.d.). Retrieved September 18, 2007 from http://www.sa.sjsu.edu/judicial_affairs/index.htm).

  10. Poor Paraphrasing • SJSU expects its students to be good citizens and to be responsible in their behavior to reflect well upon the university (Student Conduct Code (n.d.). Retrieved September 18, 2007 from http://www.sa.sjsu.edu/judicial_affairs/index.htm). • “Students are expected to be good citizens and to engage in responsible behaviors that reflect well upon their university, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community, and to contribute positively to student and university life”.

  11. Resources and Practice • Martin Luther King Jr. Library Tutorial http://tutorials.sjlibrary.org/tutorial/plagiarism/index.htm • Also check out the SJSU Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development website for more resources http://www.sa.sjsu.edu/judicial_affairs/index.html

  12. Thank you! http://www.hup.sjsu.edu/faculty/ewughalter/ SPX 059 (408) 924-3043