Academic Honesty: in Principle and in Practice

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Academic Honesty: In Principle and in Practice
[Your Name Here]
Axia College University of Phoenix
[Instructor Name Here]
September 28, 2008

Abstract The focus of this discussion is on the importance of maintaining academy honesty, which is a requirement of all students of Axia College of University of Phoenix. Each student is responsible for the way they conduct themselves while attending the University of Phoenix. Realizing that a part of being honest is to make sure that all your assignments are in my own words and all of the thoughts and ideas of the works belong to me is critical. If I am going to use another person's work or words I must respect that person by giving them credit for their work. Morals are a very important factor
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Students are expected to be honest and ethical in their academic work and have a working understanding of what constitutes academic dishonesty. It is important that we familiarize ourselves with the various forms academic honesty comes in so that we will be able to build and maintain our integrity as students (Shropshire, 1997). Academic dishonesty is not worth being dismissed from college. I have come too far and too close to mess this up now, and risk not being able to attend college here or anywhere else. In fact, I know that succeeding in life is very important and the skills and knowledge that I am gaining from the University of Phoenix instructors and staff to succeed after college revolve around letting my mind work independently: by being dishonest I forfeit all of these skills. In contrast, I also know that by maintaining academic honesty I will have to keep thinking at all times about what I am presenting to my instructors which will only benefit me in the long run. I also realize how important and meaningful it is to me to feel that I am trusted and trustworthy. One of the university's goals is for its students to strive in the pursuit of excellence. Honesty is part of the path which elevates us to learning, and leads us to higher and higher achievements. Goals achieved through cheating to get