CS 116: Introduction to Computer Science 2

Academic Integrity

All work in CS 116 is to be done individually. The penalty for plagiarism is an assigned mark of zero on the assignment question or test and a deduction of 5% from the final course grade, consistent with School of Computer Science and Faculty of Mathematics policy. In addition, a letter detailing the offense is sent to the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, meaning that subsequent offenses will carry more severe penalties, up to suspension or expulsion. To avoid inadvertently incurring this penalty, you should discuss assignment issues with other students only in a very broad and high-level fashion. Do not take notes during such discussions, and avoid looking at anyone else's code, on screen or on paper. If you find yourself stuck, contact an ISA or instructor for help, instead of getting the solution from someone else. When trying to deal with difficulties, do not consult books other than the textbook, or any Web sources, unless explicitly authorized to do so.


MOSS (Measure of Software Similarities) is used in this course as a means of comparing students’ assignments to ensure academic integrity.

University of Waterloo Academic Integrity Policy

The University of Waterloo Senate Undergraduate Council has also approved the following message outlining University of Waterloo policy on academic integrity and associated policies. The full academic integrity policy set can be found here.


Academic Integrity Statement

Last modified on Wednesday, 03 April 2019, at 14:26.