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FFYS 1000: First Year Seminar

This guide will help you learn about the First Year Seminar course and the corresponding Information Literacy tutorial.

What is the Academic Honesty Tutorial?

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The Academic Honesty Tutorial is a standalone module created to introduce you to LMU's Academic Honesty Policy. The tutorial outlines several concepts and terms:

  • Understanding Academic Integrity
    • Cheating
    • Fraud
    • Plagiarism
  • Being Academically Honest
    • Strategies for maintaining academic honesty 
    • Common Knowledge
    • Paraphrasing, summarizing, direct quotes
  • Understanding and Reading Citations
    • ​Bibliographic information
    • Purdue Owl

The tutorial includes a informational section on each concept and most terms, as well as example practice questions and quiz questions designed to reinforce ideas of academic honesty and scholarly conduct. 

How Is The Academic Honesty Tutorial Graded?

The Academic Honesty Tutorial is included in every First Year Seminar (FFYS or FYS) course and Rhetorical Arts course (RHET) at LMU. FFYS courses use the Brightspace course management system. The Academic Honesty Tutorial is listed in the "Contents" of every FFYS Brightspace course space. You will likely complete the tutorial within the first 3 weeks of the academic semester.

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The Academic Honesty Tutorial includes practice and quiz questions that add up to 80 points total. The tutorial will report the percentage correct from the last attempt. However, the tutorial is an ungraded activity in every FFYS and RHET course. Instructors can see your grade but this grade IS NOT included in the final grade calculations.