What is academic fraud? What is cheating? What is academic plagiarism? Why do the Moderators close my thread and give me an Infraction when I ask for help with questions that count towards my final grade?
Academic fraud as its name suggests is being deceitful in an academic setting, this includes but may not be limited to, cheating (getting help for questions that you should be doing on your own
) and plagiarism (passing off someone elseís work as your own, regardless of whether you were allowed to get help or not. You must cite your sources.) The staff of MHF not only wants the MHF site to be a source of good math help, but also want it to be academically honest, and so, any form of academic fraud will not be tolerated. Accordingly, the staff will seek the full penalty for those caught in academic fraud. This includes at least closing a fraudulent thread and infracting or banning its poster, but can go as far as contacting the perpetrators academic institution (and yes, we have caught many people and reported them to their schools) and having them deal with it, which, depending on the institution, may result in expulsion. Donít cheat!