Plagiarism and Cheating Policy

Here is the handout regarding plagiarism and cheating:                                          Guidelines For Student Work

Here is the handout regarding finding references and citing sources properly:            Finding and Citing Sources

All students are held to high ethical expectations regarding turning in original work and following CCHS student handbook rules. Be sure to know the difference between citing sources properly and plagiarism, and the difference between collaborative work and cheating. I am happy to help you make these distinctions – ask me when you are unsure – BEFORE an assignment is due. One of my goals is to help students know these distinctions before entering higher grades and college – where the stakes are even higher.

Quoting directly from a source without giving credit to the source is considered plagiarism. Always cite your sources. We will go over in class what it means to properly cite sources, and it is gone over extensively in English classes as well.

All work you submit must be your own.  Even if you work with a partner or a group in class, the written assignment turned in must be your own work.  While it is acceptable to discuss the results of a lab or activity with classmates, collaboration and copying are two separate things. All homework, classwork, lab assignments, activities and other assignments should be completed by YOU – copying is unacceptable.

Students who plagiarize or cheat on any assignment will receivenno credit for the assignment and additional disciplinary action will result. Be familiar with the rules as outlined in the CCHS Student Handbook.

Be proud of your work – do not plagiarize or cheat, or degrade your work by letting others copy it. Support your friends’ learning by refusing to let them copy your work, and encourage them to have high standards for their work, as you have for your own. 🙂