Using AI tools like ChatGPT

Yes, you can use AI tools in your academic career, but note that these are tools, not shortcuts. 

The text produced through the use of such tools should not replace the substance of your assignment. We want to know what YOU think, not what ChatGPT can generate. That's why you're here! 

Watch out for Plagiarism

Quantic takes academic integrity very seriously—we define plagiarism as: “Knowingly representing the work of others as one’s own, engaging in any acts of plagiarism, or referencing the works of others without appropriate citation.” This includes both misusing or not using proper citations for the works referenced, and submitting someone else’s work as your own.

And do note that AI tools are notorious for using direct quotations without marking or citing them,  and for including inaccuracies.  You will bear the responsibility for any errors or code of conduct violations in anything you turn in, so failure to treat these like traditional sources could get you flagged for plagiarism.
You should think of these tools the same way you think of articles and reports—take in the information then summarize, contextualize, analyze, and present it so that it’s clear how it applies to your situation. And  always cite.

Citing AI

Even though these tools are generating "new" text, you’re still using them as a source and as such, they must be cited. Here's how:

In Text


(AI Tool, short prompt description, date)


(ChatGPT, ice cream prompt. 2023)

Reference List


AI Tool Name. AI URL. Date generated. “Prompt - exact wording - this can be long and should be the last revision of the prompt that was used.” Short description of generated material. 


ChatGPT. February 7, 2023. “Give me a 5 point list of factors to consider when determining the launch strategy for a Guanajuato based ice cream shop. Consider tourism trends, labor supply, price elasticity of demand, demand and supply, general income trends and any micro or macro economic theories that are relevant.” 300 word document, list with conclusion. 

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