Digital humanities

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If done properly, working together on assignments can lead to a better learning outcome for all parties involved. If done improperly, however, it negatively affects learning and results in cheating. For your learning benefit, this course permits (and encourages) group work provided that the following conditions are met:

  1. Attribution: students who collaborate on an assignment must identify their collaborators by name inside a comment within the submitted assignment.
  2. Equal contribution: one student’s contribution must not exceed 150% of any other’s.
  3. Individual work before a study group: do not show up to a study session without having worked on the assignment on your own beforehand.
  4. Individual work after a study group: do not write up your homework assignments while working in group, which leads to copying other students’ answers. Do all your writing (including coding) by yourself afterwards, using your own words.
  5. No shared code: Helping one another learn how to write their own code is collaboration. Giving code to someone else, even if they are then going to modify it, is cheating.

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