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Academic honesty

The crux of academic integrity: Your work should be your own. If you turn in something that is not indicative of your performance, you are doing a disservice to yourself in failing to actually learn the material. Relatedly, if you do someone else’s work for them, you are allowing them not to learn material. At a more practical level, you are doing something that, if caught, instructors are obligated to report to your college. This is no fun for us either, so please don’t put us in that position!!

Overall, you should never copy someone else’s ideas or work.

If you’re not sure, it’s better to ask now than to risk trouble later. Just asking won’t get you in trouble.

Examples of things that are permissible:
Studying in groups. (In fact, this is often a good strategy!)
Talking about articles or class material in groups.
Referencing material in the book (or an article) and noting that you have done so.

Examples of things that are not permissible:
Writing papers in groups. This includes taking someone else’s paper (or parts of it) and quoting verbatim, or changing a small number of words. The work you turn in should be your own interpretation and your own thoughts.
Writing a paper for someone else.
Looking at someone else’s exam.
Referencing material in article/book without noting that you have done so.

Appealing a grade

Students wishing to appeal a grade must request a regrade in writing within ten days of receiving the grade. The request must contain a paragraph justifying the appeal.

Experimental credit alternative

Each single-page write-up counts as one point (1 hour) of experimental credit. These should be turned in via email to Dr. Creel by the Wednesday of Week 10 to receive credit. You should summarize the findings of the article (2 paragraphs), and then discuss what makes it interesting or relevant to cognition generally. Some possible readings are below, but you can also find appropriate material in a journal like Scientific American or Psychological Science.

Fetal language learning
Color synesthesia
Animal-directed speech
GLB speech
Writing systems and spatial representations of action