As a student what can you do to avoid difficulties?

  1. Always save your work to your private space on the Bucknell network or to your hard drive, never to your public space. Anyone can access work that is on your public space and misappropriate it without your knowledge.
  2. Understand and follow the appropriate practices in cooperative learning. Know what your professor expects in regard to working with other students on class material and homework assignments. Do not share your work with others.
  3. If you have any question about the need for or the appropriateness of a citation, consult your professor or recognized handbook.
  4. Realize that within each discipline there may be a specific approach to the citation of sources. Seek the advice of your professor.

As a faculty member what can you do to encourage responsible behavior?

  1. At the beginning of each semester discuss aspects of academic responsibility with your class.
  2. State on your syllabus what you expect in regard to students working together, especially on homework assignments.
  3. Do not assume that your students know all the intricacies involved in citing sources properly. When you assign a paper, take time to go over specific aspects of plagiarism, particularly as they pertain to paraphrasing.
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