I value academic integrity and honesty above all. They are fundamental to the learning process. Cheating may feel like an easy way to get homework done quickly or perform better on a test or quiz, but I can assure you, in the long run, you hurt yourself academically. It is my expectation that all work will be entirely the result of the student’s own efforts. It is also expected that every student will abide by this expectation at all times. Failure to do so will result in a zero on the assignment/ assessment and disciplinary action.
Examples of academic dishonesty include but are not limited to the following:
- Copying someone else’s homework and/ or giving your work to someone else to copy.
- Providing answers to online homework, working together and/ or securing answers from other online sources.
- Completing homework in another class. This includes late work.
- Looking at another student’s work during a test or quiz.
- Writing test/ quiz information on your skin/ desk, etc.
- Passing test/ quiz information from an earlier class to a later class.
- Changing an item on a test/ quiz and claiming it has been graded incorrectly.
- Lying about computer/ printer issues and/or computer/ Internet access.
- Being aware of cheating and failing to come forward, even if anonymously.
I have read the information provided above and have listened to Mrs. Preolo’s detailed explanation. I fully understand the meaning of academic dishonesty and that there will be consequences for engaging in such activities.