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Tips to Avoid Being Accused of Academic Misconduct

Students are responsible for taking steps to avoid committing, or appearing to commit, academic misconduct. Some foundational approaches students should consider include:

  • Communicate with instructors early and often about expectations for the course
  • Clearly understand writing expectations and expectations about working in groups
  • Don't wait until the last minute to start or complete an assignment
  • Assign portions of group assignments to specific group members and ensure that each group member keeps a copy of their contribution
  • Visit the definitions page for other examples of behavior that may be academic misconduct