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**may**collaborate with your classmates in any permutation on the**homework**. In fact, I*encourage*you to work in groups, as you will probably all learn more that way. However, you must**each**write up*all*the solutions even if they are all the same within a group. Writing them up provides learning reinforcement. - You
**may**ask more advanced students, former students, me, other faculty, personal friends, or your household pets for help or tutoring on particular homework problems, as long as no worked-out solutions to the assigned problems are present when you work with them. Again, if you work in groups I*encourage*you to take turns teaching each other how to work through to the solutions to the problems you encounter, as teaching is an excellent way (perhaps the best way) to learn. - You
*may*use the library, textbook, and all available non-human resources on the web or elsewhere to help solve the homework problems, provided that you**understand it afterwards**(which is the primary goal),**cite your source**(if you have one), and provided that you do**not**use any resource labelled as ``solutions to problems from Freedman et. al.'' - that is, for our specific textbook. - Quizzes and Exams: All quiz and exam problems are to be worked
out alone. Calculators may be used but the storing of formulae or other
crutches in calculator memory or firmware or accessing the web in the
middle of an exam to look up an answer is
*obviously*strictly prohibited. Looking at or copying other students' work is equally obviously not permitted, and*will be severely penalized if discovered*. I*assume*that all my students are honorable persons and will play the game honestly - do not damage your own honor and spirit by behaving dishonorably in my class.Remember, I don't like grading you any more than you like being graded, and ultimately your

*grade in this class does not matter*, at least no where nearly as much as you might think it does. What*does*matter is how much you*learn*- if you are getting a poor grade, it most likely reflects a failure to give the course the attention and effort it deserves and requires in order to properly facilitate that learning. Don't try to cheat your way to an empty and meaningless grade - come talk to me and we'll see if we can't repair your learning methodology to*earn*you a better one!