Collaboration and academic honesty:

I strongly encourage you to seek out others to work with. Discussing ideas about how to solve a problem, comparing where you have gotten stuck, and comparing final numerical answers are all allowed and encouraged. Copying another student's work or an answer key is plagiarism. When an idea is not your own, always cite your source, even if your source was a discussion with another student, with a clinician or your professor, or your textbook. For example, you might begin your solution with the phrase. "Following the method of the example on page 13, …". Generally speaking, you should try to make all of the words in your solutions your own, but in cases where it makes sense to quote another author, always mark the quotation as such and indicate the source. Faculty regulations require that I report every plagiarism incident to the College Judiciary Committee (CJC).

All students, but especially those writing papers for Senior Conference or one of our writing courses, should be sure to be familiar with the writing center's page on paraphrasing and citation. By following the advice you find there you can be sure that none of what you write constitutes plagiarism.

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Last modified: 2008-07-03 13:16:12 by Thomas Hunter.