Ms. Machado’s Classroom Procedures
“A procedure is simply a method or process for how things are to be done in a classroom.” Harry Wong
The following items will be beneficial to have in class:
Ms. Machado’s Classroom Rules
“The function of a rule is to prevent or encourage behavior by clearly stating student expectations.” Harry Wong
**Please carefully read the following rules:
All assignments are due on the “due date” in order to get full credit. No exceptions!
*You will be given one extension pass per trimester. The extension pass allows you to turn in the assignment one day late with no penalty.
Plagiarism can be defined as submitting another person’s ideas, words, images, or data without giving that person credit or proper acknowledgement. Plagiarism, a form of academic dishonesty, is equivalent to stealing and will not be tolerated. Because of the increased prevalence and the ease of copying other people’s work, the teachers and administration of McSwain School feel the need to inform students how to maintain their integrity and academic standards.
In order to clarify what constitutes plagiarism, you should be aware that you have committed plagiarism when you:
Use phrases, quotes, or ideas not your own;
Paraphrase the word of another, even though you may have changed the wording or sentence structure;
Submit a paper written for another class (academic dishonesty);
Submit a paper from an essay service or agency, even though you may have paid for it;
Submit a paper by another person even though he or she may have given you permission to use it;
Directly copy an assignment from another student, either with or without his or her permission;
Give an assignment to another student to copy in whole or in part and claim as his or her own.
Be aware that plagiarism may be applied to ALL assignments in class, not just papers. This includes (but is not limited to) worksheets, tests, quizzes, and bookwork. Students are expected to complete their own work.
Procedure for Dealing with Suspected Plagiarism
Students will receive a zero on assignments and may receive disciplinary action for turning in work that is not their own.