Cheating is not learning. This class is about learning therefore if you are caught cheating you will receive an automatic zero (0) on that assignment. If you are caught copying from another student you will both receive zeros. If you are caught cheating for a second time your QUARTER grade will be dropped one grade level (i.e. A- will become a B-). While I encourage collaboration I despise copying. Remember that work with someone can help to crystallize your ideas but you are required to turn in original work. Identical papers will be considered copying. Special Advisment in transcripted courses (TC) in which the final grade determines credit at secondary institutions. It is possible for Transcripted grades to determine financial aid as well as academic standing in College (i.e. academic probation).