Of course, there are some situations where these rules cannot be taken too literally. For example, there are some units where students are explicitly asked to work together in teams. Again, there may be cases where you wish to use program source (or other material) which you find in a book or which has been given out by a teacher as part of the work of the class. In such cases you should feel free to incorporate the material in your assignment, provided that you follow two essential rules: firstly, you should always make it quite clear that the material is not original and you should indicate the source and acknowledge your indebtedness; secondly, the borrowed material should not so dominate the assignment that a reader cannot identify major elements which are your own unaided work. There may also be issues such as copyright to which you should give attention.
sbj/rb Wed Sep 14 13:48:23 BST 1994