The following acts are strictly forbidden and will result in disciplinary action: Cheating on Assessments/Exams:
Cheating is defined as unauthorized giving, sharing, taking or presenting information or material that benefits himself/herself or another. A student who provides her or his work for another is also cheating and in violation of the honor code. Cheating includes but is not limited to:
Using study aids or materials during an exam or quiz, such as a “cheat sheet,” programmable calculator, cell phone or PDA when it has not been specifically authorized by a teacher.
Speaking with a student about a test or a quiz who has already taken it or providing information to a student who has not yet taken it.
Working with another person on a take-home assessment (unless specifically authorized by the teacher).
Additional examples of plagiarism in this class include:
Plagiarism in Papers and Assignments: Plagiarism is the use of ideas, data or language from another source without specific or proper acknowledgment (such as quotation marks and citation). This includes using exact language, paraphrase, or rewording, whether it is intentional or not. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:
Copying or getting help on an assignment from unauthorized resources, or submitting work that is not your own.
Submitting content or conclusions not based on your own research or ideas without proper citation, including footnotes, parenthetical references and/or a bibliography.
Failing to use quotation marks where appropriate.
Ask your teacher for additional examples of plagiarism that are specific to this class.
Using study guides, such as Sparknotes, rather than doing the required reading for an assignment.
Deceiving with a false reason or excuse, forging a signature or falsely reporting an absence or tardy to get an extension on an exam, paper or assignment.
Misrepresenting your academic accomplishments, including tampering with computer records or report cards.
Citing nonexistent sources such as articles and books or inventing results for an experiment.
Submitting substantial portions of the same academic work for credit in more than one course without consulting both teachers.
Appropriate use of technology
Students are also expected to use cell phones and other communications devices appropriately during class. Students may not text, email or otherwise communicate with others during class time, unless it has been assigned to do so. Class time is sacred; we value in-person communication and focus on classroom learning.
Students may not use devices for any reason, unless asked or assigned to do so.