Discussion: Academic Honesty

STEP 1: Click on the link and read all of the corresponding background information about it from The New York Times, including the questions at the bottom of the page. Note that this article is now quite dated. Do you think it’s still relevant? In your opinion, has cheating gotten worse or better since 2012? In what ways?

  1. Is Cheating Getting Worse?

STEP 2: Post your reply to the question above (in at least 250 words) in the discussion forum. Also address similar questions, such as: What do you think should be done about cheating or academic honesty? Do you think your peers understand what plagiarism means? Do you think your instructors are aware of the cheating that takes place on your campus?

Your response should include a clear stance on the issue with supporting evidence as to why you feel the way you do. Show that you can think critically on the topic by integrating your own thoughts, analysis, or experiences.

STEP 3: Respond in two separate posts to two classmates (in at least 75 words). Explicitly address their responses and try to extend, complicate, or redirect their points in a substantive, knowledge-demonstrating way.