In today’s world of online tutors that do the work for you, peer-to-peer student communities for copying answers from others, and websites that post ready-made answers to millions of textbook questions, students have unprecedented access to shortcuts.
Is this access to information a good thing or a bad thing? It depends.
If you use these resources to actually learn concepts and problem-solving techniques that you can then apply independently to new problems, they’re great.
On the other hand, if you’re only interested in copy/pasting spoon-fed answers so you don’t have to slog through solving them, you’ve spent the time to go through the motions but you haven’t learned anything of value. In other words, you’ve done yourself a huge disservice.
Not to mention, you’ve more than likely violated your school’s policies on academic integrity.
So how do you make sure you’re using these tools in a way that’s consistent with your school’s expectations?
Start by making sure you have a solid understanding of academic integrity. Generally speaking, as a student, you’re responsible for completing your own work, and your work should be original. You can use other people’s work to learn, but don’t turn in someone else’s work as your own. Your school, your professors, and your peers are trusting you to be honest and authentic in your academic career.
More specifically, you must follow your school’s academic integrity policy. Each school, college and university spells out what is expected of you. Find it, read it, and follow it.
Be sure to know and follow all our guidelines as you learn from our tutors and coaches. We’re excited to have you here, but we won’t just give you the answers. We’re here to make sure that we provide hints and nudges along the way so you learn concepts deeply, and can setup and solve problems independently.
Kapeesh Honor Code
Kapeesh goes above and beyond to help you— not just in getting your homework done and passing your tests, but in ensuring that you truly understand underlying concepts and coaching you with consistent study habits.
While we’re dedicated to providing high-quality academic resources to help you learn and study more effectively, we’re equally committed to ensuring proper usage and academic integrity in how our resources are used by our members.
While we believe that most Kapeesh members use our services in the manner for which it was intended, when you sign up for our services, you are agreeing that you have read, understood, and agreed to comply with Kapeesh’s Honor Code.
We expect our users to act with academic integrity. Therefore, anyone who misuses our services for the express purpose of cheating and/or claiming another user’s content as their own will be removed from the service. Please review our rules and guidelines for proper use below: