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    I'm a first year student studying languages and I have a cousin who studies the same course at a different university in Year 4. My lecturer has set us homework that she says will go towards our final grade this year. (In a practice one I got a first). I asked my cousin to correct the silly mistakes in my homework which will obviously mean that I'll get a higher mark. I have also looked up words and phrases online using word reference/ google translate etc. Is this cheating? I feel like many people on my course do this, and by not doing this, I am at a disadvantage? Thoughts?
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    (Original post by IsabellaSofia)
    I'm a first year student studying languages and I have a cousin who studies the same course at a different university in Year 4. My lecturer has set us homework that she says will go towards our final grade this year. (In a practice one I got a first). I asked my cousin to correct the silly mistakes in my homework which will obviously mean that I'll get a higher mark. I have also looked up words and phrases online using word reference/ google translate etc. Is this cheating? I feel like many people on my course do this, and by not doing this, I am at a disadvantage? Thoughts?
    Unless the lecturer has specifically stated that the homework is closed-book (ie no resources to be used other than your brain) then there is no reason why you should not use websites and physical resources such as printed dictionaries. This would not be considered cheating and you would put yourself at a disadvantage by not making use of such resources as necessary.

    I'm not sure where you'd stand on the help from your cousin, athough my personal feeling is that that probably would be overstepping the mark between the proper use of resources and cheating.
 
 
 
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