Maya is enrolled in ENG 111 and has been asked to write a research paper. Because she has a full-time job and two siblings to care for, Maya has been feeling overextended and she has not made time to work on the English paper. She has always been a great writer and completed a research paper on global warming in her high school English class last year. It is good enough to meet the requirements of her current assignment. She could change the headings and submit the paper to her ENG 111 instructor without being caught. After all, it is her work, and she has the following grades in her classes:
ENG 111- 75%
CIS 110- 79%
COM 120- 78%
PSY 150- 73%
She wants to make sure she continues to meet SAP and remains eligible for financial aid.
Think about Maya’s dilemma.
Is submitting an old paper ethical?
What could make this practice a violation of academic integrity?
Would Maya still meet Satisfactory Academic Progress?