When given a problem set, I always try working it out first, then I go on Google and look up multiple solutions. However, I don't copy it. I just break down the code to see the codes and ideas behind their solution. Then I type my own code from scratch. I'm not sure if what I am doing is considered cheating.

  • I do not think that is cheating. The whole purpose is to learn and if you can do that by self research than good for you :) Commented May 28, 2015 at 7:20

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The Academic Honesty rules set out at the top of each Problem Set documents includes the following as one of the Unreasonable actions:

Searching for or soliciting outright solutions to problem sets online or elsewhere.

Going to Google and looking up solutions is therefore not allowed under the honor code.

  • thx, guess I'll stop...
    – BooFluff
    Commented May 19, 2015 at 1:46

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