remediation assignment on academic honesty
Remediation Assignment on Academic Honesty
Presenting other peopleâ€™s thoughts, words and ideas as oneâ€™s own, or appearing to do so, is
plagiarism. This is a serious infraction of Capella University academic honesty and integrity policies.
In addition, trainees in the field of psychology are expected to demonstrate a high level of ethical
conduct, in accordance with the trust that is placed in us by the public. Further, national and
international laws attempt to protect individualsâ€™ ideas through copyright laws and guidelines. As a
member of these communities, you are expected to maintain the utmost integrity in your academic as
well as applied work. Due to our recent concerns about your failure to properly acknowledge other
writersâ€™ ideas contained within one of your academic papers, you are being given an opportunity to
engage in a comprehensive remediation plan.
This remediation plan has several parts, all of which you will need to complete to successfully fulfill
this plan. This assignment has been designed to help you assess your strengths and weaknesses as
a writer, to deepen your understanding of the appropriate procedures for citing othersâ€™ ideas, to
increase your awareness of the expectations about ethics and integrity in academia and the field of
professional psychology, and to integrate these ideas into your own writing and conduct.
1. Visit Capellaâ€™s Writing Center
ï‚· Review the resources located in the Writing Center. Pay particular attention to the section
regarding Academic Honesty.
ï‚· If applicable, review the ESL/EFL writing resources.
ï‚· Take the Writing Self-Assessment
2. On iGuide, read:
ï‚· The Capella University policy 3.01.01, Academic Honesty
ï‚· The Capella University policy 4.02.02, Learner Code of Conduct
3. Research what the American Psychological Association states on this topic:
ï‚· APA Ethical Principles â€“ reference the discussion on integrity in the writing process
ï‚· APAâ€™s Publication Manual â€“ see the chapter Crediting Sources, and the introductory
discussion When to Cite
REFLECT on all of the information you have gained from reviewing the materials.
Incorporating your learning from the above sources:
1. Discuss the concepts of plagiarism, academic honesty, and academic integrity, specifically as
they relate to integrity at the personal, courseroom, and university levels;
2. Discuss the principles and protocols of citing oneâ€™s sources;
3. Clarify the differences between quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing;
4. State the specific changes you will make to insure that you do not plagiarize again;
5. Include at least 15 scholarly references that are no more than three years old.
6. Submit this paper to Turnitin to make sure you have cited any source material you have used;
7. Make a .pdf file of the Turnitin report and submit it with your paper. The paper will be rejected
if the report is not submitted;
8. Submit the paper and TurnItIn report to LearnerAffairs@capella.edu.
It is expected that this paper will:
Be of sufficient length to cover the material, and comprise no fewer than 10 pages (not counting cover
page or reference page/s). 10-12 pages are recommended.
Be in correct APA style, clearly written, contain appropriate headings and be free from grammatical
& spelling errors. An abstract and table of contents are not required.
You will be allowed one set of revisions if the paper is not approved. Please note that 30 calendar
days are required for review of the paper once submitted, and it is recommended that you make your
paper completion and registration plans accordingly.
Additional sanctions may be applied in the following circumstances: (a) the writing assignment is not
completed to the satisfaction of the Faculty Review Panel or the Panel Designee, or (b) the writing
assignment contains plagiarized material, as defined by the APA publication manual which is the
official approved writing style for Capella University