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Artificial Intelligence

Using AI as a Student

When using AI tools in your learning, here are some suggestions for ethical and responsible ways to do so. This helps avoid academic misconduct violations and within your future work.

Before using an AI tool for your coursework: Have a conversation with your instructor in regards to AI use on your assignments and research. If you are unsure whether use of a specific tool or using AI tools in general is allowed in your course, reach out to your instructor. Having conversations early is the best way to avoid confusion.

Explore AI software and tools to understand what they can and cannot do, especially with topics you already know a lot about. Take the time to critically analyse their response. AI often lacks the critical thinking skills needed to complete your assignments.  

Some ways students have been using AI tools in their coursework: 

  • asking for comments and feedback on their assignments and papers.
  • preparing for debates by looking at counter-debate arguments.
  • further explanation on topics they found confusing when they came up in class or in assignments.
  • generating summaries of complex articles. 
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