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Academic Skills Essentials: Academic Writing

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is an aspect of academic literacy and a foundation for success when studying at university. Academic integrity addresses the values that reflect honesty and rigour in academia. It is about acting honestly, and respecting others' work and intellectual property.

Throughout your studies at ECU you will be assisted in the process of how to find and use your own academic voice and given opportunities to demonstrate your knowledge appropriately in an academic setting.

As part of your learning, you will be provided with the concepts of acting with academic integrity including how to reference, paraphrase and summarise, including when to do this.

Acting dishonestly, also known as academic misconduct, does not align with the ECU Values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence, and can result in serious outcomes, including being asked to leave the university.   

Refer to the Student Academic Integrity website for more information and to access useful resources.

Academic Integrity Rules, Policy and Procedures

To access these documents refer to the Student Academic Integrity website.

Academic Integrity Module

If you are a new student, we ask that you complete an online Academic Integrity Module during your first few weeks as a student. It is so important that you are aware of the principles and values of acting with academic integrity for your study that we have made it compulsory.

You will be automatically enrolled in the Module and can start it at any time; although completing it early on is recommended. It will take approximately 2 hours to complete and includes a quiz at the end of each sub-section.

The Module can be accessed from the Academic Integrity & Communication Module - a Unit listed with all your other Units in the My Units section within your Blackboard portal.

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