Academic Honesty

Scholars are tasked with ensuring that all of the work they produce is their own. Organizations will use plagiarism software; however, not all copied materials are necessarily identified by all software products. It is your role as a scholar to be diligent in ensuring adherence to academic honesty, originality of your own work, and scholarly integrity.
What does academic honesty mean to you? Why is ensuring academic honesty necessary as a scholar? How do you plan to uphold the ethical standards of being a graduate scholar at  your school? 
Your original post should be a minimum of 250 words and include APA style citations from peer-reviewed sources to support your points.