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Learning Resources There are a number of useful resources available on and off campus to assist students in achieving their learning goals. Study Support Learning Commons ( ) is an online resource designed to provide UBC students with learning and study support. It is an interactive website that provides access to information on exam preparation, tutoring, on-campus learning workshops, study groups, and technical tools. Writing Support UBC students may obtain assistance with writing through the UBC Writing Centre ( - your-writing/). The Writing Centre offers courses, tutoring services, and an online Writer’s Workshop to assist students in developing their writing skills. The UBC Library ( ) provides online information to assist students in conducting library searches for papers. Academic Accommodation The University accommodates students who have registered with Access and Diversity ( ). Please let me know in advance, preferably within the first 2 weeks of class, if you require any accommodation on these grounds. Academic Concession During your time in this course, if you encounter medical, emotional, or personal problems that affect your attendance or performance, please notify me. You may be able to obtain academic concession from the Dean of your Faculty. Please discuss any extenuating circumstances with me prior to exam dates. In order to ensure equity among the students in the class, accommodations will not be made after an exam has been written. Furthermore, the relative weight of course requirements will not be changed for any given student. For further information on academic concession, please consult Policies and Regulations in the UBC Calendar ( ).
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5 Cheating and Other Academic Offenses Cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of academic misconduct are very serious concerns of the University, and the Department of Psychology has taken steps to alleviate them. In the first place, the Department has implemented software that can reliably detect cheating on multiple-choice exams by analyzing the patterns of students’ responses. In addition, the Department subscribes to TurnItIn --a service designed to detect and deter plagiarism. All materials (papers, assignments, etc.) that students submit for grading will be scanned and compared to over 4.5 billion pages of content located on the Internet or in TurnItIn’s own proprietary databases. The results of these comparisons are compiled into customized “Originality Reports” containing several sensitive measures of plagiarism; instructors receive copies of these reports for every student in their class. In all cases of suspected academic misconduct, the parties involved will be pursued to the fullest extent dictated by the guidelines of the University. Strong evidence of cheating or plagiarism may result in a zero credit for the work in question. According to the University Act (section 61), the President of UBC has the right to
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