• When a student uses content or makes references to another students' work and tries to pass it off as their own. They will make no reference to the other student and will give the implication everything they have produced is original content.
• Using quotes, references or any other information from another source and not acknowledging it. This may include actually lifting words or quotes from one document or even using another person's ideas regarding a specific topic without referencing their work. This will also include paraphrasing ideas while still not making reference to the original content.
• Cheating or helping another student to cheat in an examination or other exercise may also be deemed as academic dishonesty as it is giving a student an unfair advantage over their peers. This may also include bribing lecturers or tutors in exchange for grades or finding means to see examination papers in advance before an assessment.
• Making information up or falsifying information and then trying to pass it off as academic text or scientific fact can also be regarded as acting dishonestly. This is because it is intended to mislead the reader and is not based on true, honest material.
Students or anyone else attempting to act dishonesty and submit plagiarized documents should realize that a lot of organizations and universities these days use computer software that has been specifically designed to pick up on falsified articles or essays.