Avoiding Scholastic Dishonesty

Scholastic dishonesty includes plagiarism, cheating, unauthorized collaboration, fabricating information and obtaining grades or honors dishonestly

Avoiding Scholastic Dishonesty

Here are a few suggestions to help avoid scholastic dishonesty:

  1. Read your syllabus. Your syllabus will include information about course expectations, including scholastic dishonesty
  2. Talk to Your Instructor. If you have questions about an assignment, ask your instructor.
  3. Plan Ahead. Leave yourself plenty of time to study for exams and write papers. If you need an extension on a due date, ask your instructor. 
  4. Use University Resources. Resources such as Student Writing Support and Smart Learning Commons can help you understand how to use citations and develop effective study habits.

Student Writing Support

Student Writing Support provides free face-to-face and online consultations for all University of Minnesota students.

Smart Learning Commons

Smart Learning Commons offers a number of resources including peer tutoring, peer assisted learning, and online academic resources.

Student Academic Success Services

Student Academic Success Services (SASS) staff work with students in life balance and skill development areas that impact academic performance.

Resources from International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services, in conjunction with our office, developed an online module to outline expectations for academic integrity at the University of Minnesota.