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PDLA Handbook 2023: Ensuring Academic Integrity

Welcome to the PDLA Handbook for 2023! This comprehensive guide is designed to provide you with essential information regarding academic integrity, plagiarism, and the processes in place to help you succeed in your PDLA program. We are committed to fostering a learning environment where honesty and originality are valued. To support your academic journey, this handbook covers key topics and answers some common questions you may have.

  1. Plagiarism

    • Understanding Plagiarism
    • Introduction to Paraphrasing
    • Student vs. Teacher Perspectives on Paraphrasing
    • Distinguishing "Plagiarism by Paraphrasing" and True Paraphrasing
    • The Importance of Citations
    • Consequences of Plagiarism
  2. Attendance

    • Weekly Check-Ins with Your Teacher
    • Various Communication Methods (Phone, Email, Zoom, Microsoft Form)
    • Guidelines for Reporting What You've Learned
    • Teacher Contact Information
    • What Happens If I Fail to Check In?
  3. Adequate Progress

    • Defining Adequate Progress in the PDLA Program
    • Consequences of Inadequate Progress
    • Support and Resources for Achieving Adequate Progress

Please explore this handbook thoroughly to familiarize yourself with the principles and guidelines that will help you succeed in your PDLA journey. If you have any further questions or need clarification on any topic, please do not hesitate to contact your program coordinator or advisor. We are here to support your academic growth and ensure a successful learning experience.