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Policy on Plagiarism
Plagiarism is a kind of fraud: passing off someone else's work or ideas
as your own in order to get a higher mark. Plagiarism is treated very seriously.
The assignments you hand in must be your own and must not contain anyone
else's ideas. Refer to the University of Ottawa's Policy
on Academic Fraud for a more detailed description of plagiarism and
Guidelines you must follow to avoid plagiarism
You may discuss assignments with friends and classmates, but only up to
a point: you may discuss and compare general approaches and also how to
get around particular difficulties, but you should not leave such discussions
with any written material. You should not look at another student's
solution to an assignment on paper or on the computer screen, even in draft
form. Answering assignment questions must be done individually.
Note that it is also a serious offense to help someone commit plagiarism.
Do not lend your assignment answers, printout, and do not let others copy
or read them.
If you do talk with anyone about an assignment, please state this in
your assignment and state the extent of your discussion. If you use another
resource (such as textbooks, internet resources, etc) when solving your
assignment, include the proper reference.
Helping each other
Although you must not solve your assignments with the help of others, there
are still many ways in which students can help each other. For instance,
you can go over difficult lecture or tutorial material, work through exercises,
or help each other understand an assignment handout. This sort of course
collaboration can be done in study groups or through the discussion group.