Compose a three-paragraph essay in which you examine possible violations of academic integrity policy. Study the three scenarios below, and explain in your own words whether violations of Walden’s policy occurred. Organize your paper by writing one paragraph for each scenario. You are not required to integrate sources in your paper. However, if you do use source material, please do your best to cite it properly, per APA style. You will work on developing your citation skills in the coming weeks.
- Student A was told by his instructor that half of his essay matched a paper previously submitted in a Walden course. Did the student violate Walden’s academic integrity policy?
- Student B used plagiarism-detection software called SafeAssign to check for accidental plagiarism. The student found a 30% match with source material. Did the student violate Walden’s academic integrity policy?
- Student C was told by her instructor that 20% of her paper contained word-for-word source language that included citations but not quotation marks. Did the student violate Walden’s academic integrity policy?