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Honesty in completing assignments is essential to the mission of the University and to the development of the personal integrity of students.  In submitting graded assignments, students affirm that they have neither given nor received unauthorized assistance, and that they have abided by all other provisions of the Code of Conduct in the TWU Student Handbook.  Cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, or other kinds of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will result in appropriate sanctions that may include failing an assignment, failing the class, or being suspended or expelled.  Allegations of academic dishonesty in this course may be reported to the Office of Civility and Community Standards.  The specific disciplinary process for academic dishonesty is found in the TWU Student Handbook.  The TWU library link, “Avoiding Plagiarism,” will aid students in completing their assignments with integrity.

In an effort to ensure the integrity of the academic process, Texas Woman's University vigorously affirms the importance of academic honesty as defined by the Student Handbook.  Therefore, in an effort to detect and prevent plagiarism, faculty members at Texas Woman's University may now use a tool called Turnitin to compare a student’s work with multiple sources.  It then reports a percentage of similarity and provides links to those specific sources.  The tool itself does not determine whether or not a paper has been plagiarized.  Instead, that judgment must be made by the individual faculty member. 

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