Integrity is choosing your thoughts and actions based on values rather than personal gain.
Academic Integrity is the commitment to honesty, trust, respect and responsibility. It means if you are given an assignment, a project, you will do it with honesty. You will not cheat or plagiarize the assigned work. It is the fairness to the learning environment. Academic integrity reflects your hard work and effort that you put in accomplishing the task that is given.
Learning echoes as growth in school. The more you learn, explore and research, the more you become aware of self and the world around. Academic honesty is the foundation stone for learning process.
If you are academically dishonest and cheat, you are depriving and cheating yourself of the opportunities to learn and grow. It erodes the values and principles ultimately leaving you with no shame or self-respect.
You as a student can avoid academic dishonesty by:
- Planning ahead and using the time wisely.
- Taking guidance from teachers.
- By learning beforehand.
- By testing yourself.
- By keeping track of your progress.