Many students will readily agree that they have embraced help when writing their papers. However, when does seeking writing help cross the line into cheating? How could a “homework assistance” website promote academic dishonesty? In your opinion, what should happen to students who have paid someone to complete their work?
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It’s fine and perfectly acceptable to consult the Writing Center at CSU after you’ve written a paper for feedback and assistance. Integrity should be questioned when a student pays an online presence or another person to complete their work. Academic integrity is putting in the time and doing the work and being given a grade you deserve. If someone has paid another person to complete their work, that person should receive academic probation and a review of the circumstances. I do think all people deserve a second chance, so a probation of sorts would be warranted and any further integrity issues should be fully measured with past discrepancies in mind.