Introduction

Welcome to Academic Integrity, a pressbook developed by the TCC Library.

Throughout your time at TCC, you will be expected to do your academic work in a way that aligns with the college’s standards of academic integrity.  Violations of these standards are taken very seriously and can have wide reaching consequences for you.

These modules are designed to help you learn about academic integrity as it is interpreted at TCC and about one of the most common integrity violations in particular: plagiarism.

Please read through this book carefully and take time to do all the exercises. Pay attention to details. Go back and review if need be.

 

You are expected to have a good understanding of the contents once you have gone through all the sections.

 

The book consists of four separate graded modules: 

  • Part 1: Understanding Academic Integrity
  • Part 2: Understanding Plagiarism
  • Part 3: Avoiding Plagiarism through Referencing Skills
  • Part 4: Avoiding Plagiarism through Writing Skills

It also contains sections for you to practice a specific citation style:

  • Part 5: Practice APA Style
  • Part 6: Practice MLA Style
  • Part 7: Practice Chicago Style

Each of the four main modules consists of:

  • Short readings
  • Activities
  • Short quizzes that will be graded

These modules should take roughly 20 minutes each to complete. You will be able to revisit the text and activity portions as many times as you like. If you successfully answer all quizzes and have the required percentage, you will receive a printable certificate which can be shared with your instructor upon request.

How to move around the book:

Use the arrows at the bottom left and right of each page to move forward and backward through the modules. Or, use the Contents menu in the top left hand corner to go to a particular section.

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