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Please respect the SFU intellectual honesty policies and code of student conduct.
Submitted answers should be your own work.
There is an abundance of material (often including answers to standard problems in textbooks and
simple programming problems) available on the Web and from other sources.
Use these sources wisely and remember:
- Be sure to provide proper citations, and do not misrepresent the work of others as your own.
- You may be given zero credit for a problem or assignment if:
- It is substantially identical to the that of another student
- It is substantially copied from any know source.
- A substantial portion of the solution is attributed to a reference, (not your own work).
- If you violate academic honesty you may be given a penalty more severe than zero credit for an assignment.
Example of violations of academic honesty include:
- Copying another student's work or allowing another student to copy your work.
- Copying from solution provided in previous terms.
- Copying from any source without properly citing the source.
- More severe penalties will be invoked for extensive or repeated violations of intellectual honesty.
In the most serious cases this can even include suspension or expulsion from SFU.
If you are not sure if something violates academic honesty ask first and prevent possible problems
- The real value of assignments and labs is that they give you practice in solving problems that
apply the concepts you are learning.
- You are acquiring important skills by doing the assignment and lab problems.
- If you simply copy an answer from the Web you will not acquire these skills.
- If you do not acquire the skills you will do poorly on the examinations
- The answers available on line are not always correct or complete
- If you can find answers on the Web or from other sources, the instructor and the TA can also find them
- If you copy or use substantial portions of an existing solution without citation you will be
committing an act of
academic dishonesty. Such an act is a serious offence and can lead to serious consequences.
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Janice Regan, last modified April 29, 2013