Rules - independent work

These are the general rules for most courses using this CourseWare and UploadSystem. If you have any doubts, ask a lecturer.

  1. Code or text (from hereafter, only code) for each assignment has to be done independently. In programming, it is normal to (re)use someone else's code, however, for study purposes this is undesirable. 1) If you are to use someone else's code, it will be specifically allowed in the assignment.
  2. Turned in work are checked for plagiarism. Any code, which is either a complete copy or which after simple mechanical syntax modification is identical to code of someone else, is a plagiarism.
  3. In case you turn in a plagiarism, you still have to turn in a original solution in original time, however, you receive zero points.
  4. In case you turn in copied code repeatedly2), you are automatically classified with an F.
  5. Lecturer does not guarantee he will be able to differentiate between original work and plagiarism.
  6. Student who does not agree with his evaluation or classification can proceed according to ČVUT Study and Examination process.

What is a plagiarism

Plagiarism is a test, code, illustration, method or idea taken from another's work without citing your sources.

Everyone who uses someone work or results of another, has to indicate he did so and reference the original author. Otherwise it is plagiarism. For study reasons, using other's work is also forbidden in some courses, even if it was properly labeled.

Practical notes

In most assignments, you will primarily have to avoid using someone else's code. If you find a code (i.e. from a colleague or on the internet), which is solves your assignment, try to wait for a day or two, before starting your own work, to limit the volume of copied work.

Students, we strongly appeal to your professional honor. Copying and Cheating are serious offences against academical ethics. If you are at your wit's end, ask lecturers for help. They will gladly provide you with the directions to the solution.

If you study someone else's code, try to wait for at least 24 hours, before you start writing your own implementation.
This means even across your courses, not only in the same course
help/common/plagiarism_cheating.txt · Last modified: 2018/02/15 19:10 by svobodat