Academic Integrity


It is the goal of Woodstock Union High School to foster an understanding of the concept of academic integrity which includes the expectation of fairness, respect, responsibility, trust, and honesty between all staff, students, and administrators. This belief should be the guiding principle not only behind formed relationships but also academic conduct. To that end, WUHS has zero tolerance for cheating and/or plagiarism.


Plagiarism is defined as using another person’s ideas or expressions in your writing without acknowledging the source (MLA). There are many kinds of plagiarism and an individual can commit plagiarism intentionally or unintentionally:

  • Fraud: submitting a paper written by someone else

  • Patchworking: using words and phrases from a source and patching them together in new sentences

  • Failure to cite: not acknowledging the sources of words or information

  • Failure to quote: not providing quotation marks for direct quotation


Cheating is defined as the following:

  • Copying other students’ work or allowing your own work to be copied

  • Using unauthorized notes or sources when taking tests

  • Using unattributed passages or phrases from sources, including textbooks, on tests

  • Stealing or otherwise obtaining test materials before tests

  • Recycling (submitting your own work which has been submitted and graded for an earlier course or the reuse of your own previously published paper)

  • Fabrication (making up quotes, sources, interviews, situations, anecdotes, research)

  • Collaboration (unless otherwise specified, doing individual work with someone else)

Howard, R.M. (2001, 17 March) “Plagiarism: What should a teacher do?” Paper presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Denver, CO

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