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View Poll Results: How much do you think the U.S. is currently spending?
>14% 0 0%
14 0 0%
12 1 4.35%
10 1 4.35%
8 0 0%
6 0 0%
5 1 4.35%
4 0 0%
3 1 4.35%
2 4 17.39%
1 2 8.70%
<1% 13 56.52%
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Old 12-11-2005, 09:58 PM
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The results of question 2 (on which I voted no) have more to do with not knowing who you can trust more than anything else IMO. If I had a friend in the class, I'm certain we'd collaborate on the exam, but just approaching someone in the class is really stupid. The 1 grade doesn't matter all that much, and it would really suck to get ratted out/kicked out of school over trying to save a little time or get a slightly better grade.

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This is what I was thinking, but you put it much better than I would have.
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:11 PM
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It also seems pretty clear to me upon reading the replies to this thread so far that people either don't understand that it's graduate school or that that makes a difference.

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If it's the case that people don't understand that it makes a difference, why don't you explain the difference? Or do you just like sounding pompous on the internet?
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:17 PM
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It's a graduate class so grades don't really matter.


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so where is the incentive to cheat?

I'm in a fairly competitive (in that grades matter to an extent) post-graduate program right now and aside from wanting to get A's, I want to learn the coursework because a) i enjoy it, b) i'll have to use it in my career; and c) I am paying tuition so that great professors can teach me. Cheating fails to achieve any of those benefits of the degree. Not to mention the awesome time anyone who gets caught will have.

I don't care if everyone else in the class is working together against me, I'll study my ass off and try my best anyway.
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:21 PM
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63% of you suck.

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Old 12-11-2005, 10:37 PM
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When I was in grad school, I once saw a note on the chalkboard in an office that the first year students shared saying `The solution to problem 2 of the take home is on p. 126 of the book on the table.' The person who I am convinced wrote that note said that he didn't understand why I thought it was wrong to do so.
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Old 12-11-2005, 11:00 PM
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Cheating is the lowest of the low.

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EDIT: Especially if you are in graduate school. You chose to go to graduate school because you obviously want to learn more about whatever it is you are studying. Doesn't academic integrity mean anything to you?
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Old 12-11-2005, 11:02 PM
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Any instructor who gives a take-home exam with a honor code time limit is an idiot.
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Old 12-11-2005, 11:20 PM
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Any instructor who gives a take-home exam with a honor code time limit is an idiot.

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We have take home reviews (tests) with an honor code time limit here (Davidson College) and I'd say &gt;90% follow the time limit.

We also have self-scheduled exams with no proctor and I'd say &lt;1% cheat.
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Old 12-11-2005, 11:21 PM
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Any instructor who gives a take-home exam with a honor code time limit is an idiot.

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lots of profs at my school give these. then again, we also have in-class exams without any supervision.
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Old 12-11-2005, 11:22 PM
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Any instructor who gives a take-home exam with a honor code time limit is an idiot.

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lots of profs at my school give these. then again, we also have in-class exams without any supervision.

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Where are you in school, Ed?
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