Academic integrity

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.
And remember, when you use Kapeesh services, you’re also bound by our Terms of Use and Honor Code.
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:
Please DO:
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Use Kapeesh tutors, recipes, courses and other materials to study more effectively and to better understand the topics you need help with.
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Use Kapeesh coaches to get guidance with your custom study plans, and put in the work. Part of our job is to keep you accountable to yourself.
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Use Kapeesh in a manner that follows your instructors’ or institution’s academic honor codes.
Please DON'T:
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Don't ask the tutors to solve the problems for you or provide you the final answers. They won’t.
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Don't copy solutions directly from Kapeesh resources and submit them as your own work.
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Don't use Kapeesh materials or tutors to complete assignments when instructed not to use outside help.
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Don't use Kapeesh in any manner that violates your instructors’ or institution’s academic honor codes.
Cheating is not cool for several reasons:
First, by stealing someone else’s ideas, you’re not bothering to learn the material yourself. You’ve shelled out a handsome sum in tuition, and cheating only erodes the value of the education in which you’ve invested. You’re really cheating yourself, in the end.
Second, you will likely get caught. The risk of getting caught is not worth the time and effort saved by cheating.
Not to mention, you’ve more than likely violated your school’s policies on academic integrity.
Third, the consequences are severe, and for many schools and colleges, academic dishonesty can result in probation, suspension, or even expulsion.
We’re happy to talk about this more if you’d like, and always welcome suggestions and feedback on how we can improve our Honor Code. Please reach out to us at help@kapeesh.io.