Posted: September 19th, 2022

academic honesty

 Academic honesty is a critical component of an undergraduate degree. For this assessment, download the

Pledge of Academic Honesty [DOCX]

document and review the information in the document. Sign and date the document electronically, and submit it as an attachment to the assignment area.

In completing this assignment, you will:

  1. Examine factors that lead to successful online learning, including academic honesty.
  2. Read factors that contribute to successful online learning.
  3. Accept factors that comprise academic honesty.

Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 3: Apply ethical principles and academic standards to the study of health care.

    Examine factors that lead to successful online learning, including academic honesty

School of Nursing and Health Science

Pledge of Academic Honesty

All the work I do for this class and all my classes will be entirely and completely my own. This means I will be the sole author of it. This also means that as far as I know, these will not be the words, sentences, and paragraphs of anyone else, unless I am directly quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing the work of someone else.

I understand that using any part of a peer’s discussion post without proper citation is considered plagiarism. I understand that using a peer’s discussion post as a template for my own post, and only slightly modifying words, is also plagiarism.

I will alert my instructor if another learner has misrepresented my work or the work of others. I understand that we all have a role to play in protecting the integrity of the Capella degree we are all working so hard to achieve.

If I am quoting someone directly, I will add quotation marks; provide some context for the quotation; and format the quote according to APA, including both in-paragraph citation with page number and a full reference citation at the end.

If I am paraphrasing or summarizing work from another source, I will cite it both within the text itself and as a reference at the end of my work. When paraphrasing or summarizing, I will use words other than the words being paraphrased, and I will change the basic sentence structure.

I will review the following resources on academic honesty:


Academic Honesty & APA Style and Formatting



University Policy 3.01.01: Academic Integrity and Honesty [PDF]



Maintaining Academic Honesty



Avoiding Plagiarism


If I use any part of someone else’s work in a way that violates any of the above statements, then I understand that I will be plagiarizing; a
very serious act of academic dishonesty per Capella University’s policies. If any instructor discovers an act of academic dishonesty, I acknowledge that the instructor will:

· Contact me directly about the alleged act of academic dishonesty.

· Allow me to respond and demonstrate that plagiarism did not occur.

· Impose sanctions, including, but not limited to: zero points for the unit, a failing final grade, et cetera.

· Officially report the academic honesty violation to Capella per Capella University’s academic policies.

If I have any questions about this pledge, I will contact my instructor prior to signing it. By typing my full name below, I understand and agree to comply with all of the above rules from this day on, all of which are consistent with Capella University’s academic policies.

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