Cheating is not always as specific as black and white....
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  • Many individuals can agree that they are not always exactly sure what academic cheating truly is. Students as well as people outside the education system may think that the line between cheating vs. not cheating is skewed and fuzzy.
  • Some may admit that they're not sure if specific actions would be considered cheating. For instance copying notes, sharing homework, or using another individuals' work in your own paper.
  • There are fine lines that determine the factors about cheating. Here are some ideas that may help to determine whether an act is considered a general part of academic cheating or not. Keep in mind that every school, college, university, educational institute possess their own terms of what cheating is and what is not.
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Stated from York College of Pennsylvania handbook:
  • "Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated at York College"


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According to York College of Pennsylvania it IS considered cheating when....
  • "Academic dishonesty refers to actions such as, but is not limited to, cheating, plagarism, fabricating research, falsifying academic documents, etc., and includes all situations where students make use of the work of others and claim such work as their own."