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Honor Code vs. paper mill: Know the academic and ethical penalties

Illustration by Alejandro Gonzalez, USA TODAY

Illustration by Alejandro Gonzalez, USA TODAY

Student success depends on making ethical choices during your college years. The reasons for buying a term paper online and passing it off as your own are many, not the least of which is that starting your adult life off by cheating makes you a loser. Your student advantage should not include buying term papers. Consult your school’s Honor Code and learn the academic penalties for plagiarizing. Some can be immense and life- altering.

Honor Code and Honor Committee

Many colleges have an Honor Code that addresses proper behavior and assigns punishment for infractions such as plagiarism, cheating, lying, stealing, forgery, and computer fraud. Read more