PDF Version of the AP Psychology Plagiarism Policies/Signature Sheet.
Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty
(Borrowed, in part, from policies established by the University of Washington’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.)
Cheating, or academic misconduct, is increasingly a problem amongst high school students. Regardless of motivation, cases of academic misconduct are completely unjustified in every instance. To cheat is to demean your efforts. It causes your character to come under suspicion, and it belittles the hard work of all students. Cheating, plagiarism, or academic dishonesty, in any form, is not tolerated. The purpose of these policies is to clearly delineate examples of cheating, as well as to clearly inform students of the consequences of academic misconduct in this course.
**NOTE: These policies refer only to how plagiarism is viewed within the confines of this classroom. These do not supersede the Academic Dishonesty policies initiated by the San Dieguito Union High School District in any way. These policies inform students and parents/guardians of how academic dishonesty is viewed in this class.
Examples of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to:
1. Cheating during a quiz or an exam, including:
4. Cutting and pasting answers from online sources, such as Wikipedia, even if the work is cited properly. This is not “doing” your own work, and in this class, it shall be treated as a case of academic dishonesty.
Any infraction not described above, but that clearly falls under the auspices of academic dishonesty, is subject to the consequences in the Discipline Policy outlined by Canyon Crest Academy and the San Dieguito Union High School District.
Students who engage in academic misconduct will incur the following consequences:
Careful planning and time management will serve as good tools to prevent instances of academic misconduct. Please do not engage in any action that will cause your integrity to be questioned.