5.Honor Code: When working on homework, you may not work with other students, and doing such is a violation of the GT Academic Honor Code. Submitting any work other than your own is also a violation of the Academic Honor Code. Do not plagiarize!Plagiarizing is defined by Webster’s as “to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own: use (another's production) without crediting the source.” If are caught plagiarizing, you will be dealt with according to the GT Academic Honor Code. Cheating off of another person’s testor quiz is unethical and unacceptable. Cheating off of anyone else’s work is a direct violation of the GT Academic Honor Code and will be dealt with accordingly. For any questions involving these or any other Academic Honor Code issues, please consult me or click STUDY TIPS1. Never miss class.Use every opportunity to speak, hear and read French. Keep on trying to keep a conversation going. This course will use the latest ACTFL-designed techniques in order to enhance your oral proficiency. Be willing to take risks, trying out the new structures and vocabulary you are learning. Students who play it safe (stick to the simple, reliable forms instead of trying new ones) will only hold themselves back. There is no disgrace goofing with something you didn’t know; but progress comes from learning from it and doing better next time. 2. Make a constant effort to participate in each class.The classroom is the primary focus for all first-year work. As you are beginners, you should not be afraid to make mistakes. They are a necessary part of the learning process. Never fear to ask for help: often the same thing puzzling you is confusing others too. Get help fast when you need it; do not let problems develop. Take at least two appointments with the instructor to discuss honestly your progress and difficulties.
Page | 6 3. Do not fall behind in your work.Be organized: do your homework in time. ‘Catching up’ is difficult in a language course. Success depends largely on regular contact with the material (In practicing a skill, four 15 minute-study periods with full concentration may work better for you than one-hour sessions). Don’t be satisfied with knowing the material.Be sure to practice enough times to be able to perform it with relative ease and fluency. Tests examine not only what you know, but how well you know it and how quickly you can put it into use. 4. Watch yourself as a learner: try to determine what type of material helps you learn best and what doesn’t.Ask for help from your instructor.Avoid translation at all costs: you want to develop skills in French, and it doubles your processing time. It is more useful to develop the ability to paraphrase (‘circumlocute’). 5. Design your own learning aids: flashcards, charts, lists, repertories, website, etc. This will help you memorize and recycle the material. Take advantage of cognates while building your vocabulary. Put tricky points on cards to carry with you and take advantage of those mentally idle moments in your day (walking, standing in line, eating breakfast, etc.) to practice the