What is the Plagiarism/Academic Integrity Policy?

Blyth Academy Online Plagiarism Policy

Blyth Academy Online commits to having policies for assessments that minimize the risk of academic dishonesty. 

In the event of incidences of academic dishonesty, the student, Academic Director (and, in the case of students under 18, their parents) will be notified of the occurrence, of the consequence, and of the potential consequences of subsequent incidents.

Improper Citation

Grades 9 and 10

First Instance: A warning and an opportunity to redo the piece.

Subsequent Instance: A warning and an opportunity to redo the piece.

Grades 11 and 12

First Instance: A warning and an opportunity to redo the piece.

Subsequent Instance: An opportunity to redo the piece to a maximum grade of 75%.

 

Unaccredited Paraphrasing

Grades 9 and 10

First Instance: A warning and an opportunity to redo the piece.

Subsequent Instance: An opportunity to redo the piece to a maximum grade of 75%.

Grades 11 and 12

First Instance: An opportunity to redo the piece to a maximum grade of 75%.

Subsequent Instance: An opportunity to redo the piece to a maximum grade of 50%.

 

Unaccredited Verbatim

Grades 9 and 10

First Instance: An opportunity to redo the piece to a maximum grade of 75%.

Subsequent Instance: An opportunity to redo the piece to a maximum grade of 50%.

Grades 11 and 12

First Instance: An opportunity to redo the piece to a maximum grade of 50%.

Subsequent Instance: A grade of zero. No opportunity to resubmit.

 

Full Plagiarism

Grades 9 and 10

First Instance: A grade of zero. No opportunity to resubmit.

Subsequent Instance: A grade of zero. No opportunity to resubmit.

Grades 11 and 12

First Instance: A grade of zero. No opportunity to resubmit.

Subsequent Instance: A grade of zero. No opportunity to resubmit.

 

How to properly cite your work:

There are many reasons why it is important to cite the resources that you consult when researching a topic. The most important of these are:

  • Gives credit to authors whose works you have used (whether you quote them or not).
  • Provides a trail by which others can locate the materials you consulted.
  • Provides evidence of your research.
  • Properly citing materials is one strategy to help you avoid plagiarizing.

Review the following citation format style that will be used in this course.  You will likely need to apply the citation of Electronic Sources (ie - website links) throughout the course:

APA (American Psychological Association)

MLA (Modern Language Association)

Chicago Manual Style

We encourage you to learn about the different forms of plagiarism before starting your course.   

Plagiarism is not considered accidental. 

Quizzes, Tests, and Exams

Tests at Blyth Academy Online are considered open book, but since they are timed, students should not completely rely on their notes. Students are also expected to write their answers in their own words when referring to course notes/material with full citations. The Plagiarism policy will apply to quizzes, tests, and exams in the same way it applies to assignments. Students must write quizzes and tests alone without the assistance of friends, parents, tutors, or any other person. This is considered cheating and a grade of zero will be applied to the entire test. If subsequent infractions occur, students may be removed from the course without credit.

Completion of the final exam is a requirement for earning the credit for a course at Blyth Academy Online. Only in extreme circumstances will students be exempt from the final exam. 

A student's performance on the final exam will be compared to their performance in the course. If there is a major discrepancy between coursework and the final exam performance, Blyth Academy reserves the right to investigate the situation, which may or may not include rewriting of unit tests, re-submission of assignments, and even rewriting of the final exam. Blyth Academy also reserves the right to remove students from a course without earning a credit in cases where severe levels of academic dishonesty have been found. No refunds will be provided.

Last modified: Thursday, 12 April 2018, 1:22 PM