Seminar in Ethics and
Academic Integrity, University of Colorado at Boulder
Are Any of These
1. Copying someone else’s homework, assignment, or report.
2. Working on homework with one or two friends and then all handing in the
3. Working with a friend on an assignment when the teacher told you to work
4. Copying another student’s answers on a test or letting someone copy
answers from your test.
5. Writing notes on a small piece of paper, or the bill of your cap, or your
arm to look at during a test.
6. Pretending you’re sick so you can take a test later, then asking a friend
to tell you the questions.
7. Asking someone who took the test earlier for the questions before you
take your test.
8. Reading a condensed version instead of the original book assigned for a
9. Seeing a film or video of the book instead of reading a book assigned for
10. Reading an English version of a literary work assigned to be read in a
11. Using a file of old tests to study last year’s final exam from the same
12. Brainstorming an assignment with other students and then each writing
your own essay.
13. Sharing laboratory experiment results and changing some data to make
your reports look different.
14. “Fudging” the data on your lab report to get the results you want or
15. Not telling the instructor when you discover that the score on your exam
is added incorrectly, in your favor.
16. Contacting a software manufacturer to check your statistics homework
assignment before you submit it.
*Predominantly based on, and used with permission from Student Cheating and
Plagiarism in the Internet Era: a Wake-Up Call by Ann Lathrop and Kathleen
Foss. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited