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Collaboration Policy:

You are encouraged to work together on homework problems; working with others is one of the best ways to learn the material, and even if you understand it, it often helps you to understand it better if you try to explain it to others. If you work together on homework that is turned in, however, you must cite the other students who were involved, make a brief explanation of the roles each student played in the process, and write up your final work independently. Failure to do so is considered plagiarism, and will result in a visit to the Dean.

You may not work together on exams or quizzes, including the take-home portions of quizzes. This means you may not discuss the problems outside of class with anyone but the course instructor. That includes other members of the class, other students, other professors, your parents, your siblings, and your dog. I interpret this to mean that if someone asks you "How is the quiz going?" your response should be "I'm sorry, I can't discuss the quiz until after it is turned in." Here "discussing" means any form of communication about the problems, including talking, looking at another student's written work, scratch work, or notes, and looking at old copies of quizzes from previous years. Be sure to read the cover sheet to remind you of the terms each time you begin one. The college takes plagiarism very seriously, and so do I. You should be sure to read the material on plagiarism and academic honesty that you received in your freshman orientation package.

Please read the comments on collaboration from my advice pages.

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Created: 29 Mar 2001
Last modified: 29 Mar 2001 09:54:09
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