- Do not submit any paper not written wholly and exclusively by you.
- Do not claim to have read a literary or other written work if, instead,
you have merely seen the movie, read summary study notes, or taken some
other “short cut.”
- Do not consult, collude, or collaborate with any other individual unless
your teacher has given you written permission to do so for a specific
- Be sure to use quotation marks and to cite the source correctly when you
use a direct quote. Be sure to quote exactly, word for word, reproducing
even the exact punctuation marks. With a direct quote, you will need
parenthetical reference and a work cited entry, in addition to quotation
- Even if you paraphrase completely (see #7 below), you must document
ideas, opinions, and interpretations not wholly your own. You will need a
parenthetical reference and a work cited entry each time you paraphrase.
- Generalized or common knowledge does not need to be documented;
specialized knowledge does. When in doubt, it is safer to document.
- When you paraphrase, you must express the material in an entirely new
way AND you must still cite the source. You are guilty of plagiarism if you
change only a few words and/or if you fail to cite the source.
- Do not submit any homework assignment not written wholly and exclusively
by you unless your teacher has given you permission to do so for a specific
- When posting on the blackboard discussion page, make sure that the
entire posting is in your own words (IYOW).
- Do not ask students who have recently taken a test or
quiz to discuss specific questions or concepts pertaining to that test or
- Do not copy test/quiz questions in any way for the
purpose of redistributing them to students who have not yet taken the
- Using or attempting to use unauthorized assistance,
material, or study aids including but not limited to cell phones, personal
digital assistants, watches, cheat sheets, calculators and laptops is
prohibited. Looking at and/or using another student’s work is
prohibited. Do not reveal your work to other students; do not display
your work in a tempting manner.
- Students will write, “I pledge my honor” and sign
their name on all quizzes and tests.
- Do not disclose any information about a test or quiz
to a student who has not yet taken that test or quiz.