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Fall 2013

Academic Integrity

The value of your degree depends on the academic integrity of yourself and your peers in each of your classes. It is expected that, unless otherwise instructed, the work you submit as your own will be your own work and not someone else's work or a collaboration between yourself and any other(s).

Please read the University Policy on Cheating and Plagiarism carefully to understand the penalties associated with academic dishonesty at CMU. In this class, cheating/copying/plagiarism means copying all or part of a program or homework solution from another student or unauthorized source, knowingly giving such information to another student, or giving or receiving unauthorized information during an examination. In general, each solution you submit (assignment or exam) must be your OWN work.

Assignments will be challenging and you will have to solve them independently! You are permitted to ask classmates for help with syntax errors when you're compiling your code. But you cannot look at someone else's code to "get an idea" of how to write yours. If you're stuck on how to approach a problem, ask a member of the course staff. But you are absolutely not permitted to copy code either electronically or via any other means. You must originate every character in your solution!

Your course instructor reserves the right to determine an appropriate penalty based on the violation of academic dishonesty that occurs. Violations of the university policy can result in severe penalties including failing this course and possible expulsion from Carnegie Mellon University. If you have any questions about this policy and any work you are doing in the course, please feel free to contact your instructor for help.