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Academic Honesty

Lying, cheating and stealing. Yes, they can all be accomplished while taking an online course. The real question is why would you want too? We are all here on our own accords. We all have different backgrounds, beliefs and habits. With this great diversity we have a responsibility to ourselves and each other to remain honest. Axia College demands nothing less then total compliance with this ideal.


One of the greatest and least though of forms of dishonesty in an academic setting is plagiarism. What is the definition of plagiarism? The word plagiarism is the action of plagiarizing which means:

Main Entry: pla·gia·rize
'plA-j&-"rIz also -jE-&-
Inflected Form(s):
-rized; -riz·ing
transitive verb : to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source
intransitive verb : to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source
pla·gia·riz·er noun (Miriam-Webster Online, 2006).

This includes even if it was not intended. Here are some steps to show you how to avoid this. Click next.



Truth is the only way to work.

Honesty is the golden rule.