The ethical dilemmas that might be raised in relation to collegiate academic writing remain as numerous as the plethora of papers professors receive on an annual basis. No matter what the source might be, there is always subliminal or overt methods to commit academic ethical breaches within a step’s or a click’s reach.
All one must do to compromise his integrity is to allow himself to the opportunity ensue the often fatal error of being corrupted in the manner by which the composition of an essay is completed. That in itself confirms that there is more than one possibility by which an individual ethical concerns related to a collegiate composition.
However, the universal litmus test of ethical debacles regarding written works within the academic community is: question whether the student who composed a questionable work engaged in an act of plagiarism. If the professor affirms through his research that a student might have engaged in an act of plagiarism, he must then determine whether the student either failed to cite a source, therefore making it his own. (What is Citation? 2008) If the professor determines that was or was not the case he may then move on to determine whether the student had another student/company write the written composition on his behalf, in effect “using others’ ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information.” (Plagiarism 2004).
Counselors like any other medical professionals are guided by professional ethics when it comes to performance of their duties. More often than not, mental health professions are usually faced with the challenge to observe ethical guidelines and legal concerns due to the unique criteria that comes with their job. Primarily, the ethical requirement requires the confidentiality, privacy, and ...
Either method, whether it was engaged with intent or no intent, is still unethical by the academic community’s standard of review. Therefore, careful review must be given as to what the plagiarism standard and the other industry standards are for appropriate ethical conduct with the academic community. Then one might be able to see how to veer away from the appearance of academic impropriety.
Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It. Retrieved October 23, 2008,
from Writing Tutorial Services Web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/ plagiarism.html.
What is Citation?. Retrieved October 23, 2008, from Plagiarism.org Web site: