While I realize it's late in the year, I'm starting to think about next year, and wanted some insight. I've struggled all year with students copying homework assignments off each other. It's gotten to the point that 6 kids out of a class of 18 copied the same assignment last week. Our school has a fairly lax policy on this. We're to give zero's on the assignments, but that's all. So many kids seem to do this over and over, hoping that every once in awhile I won't catch it if the answers are decent (which is true). So my question becomes... what is the best way to handle this next year? One suggestion from a co-worker was to simply eliminate homework (aside from major projects) so all work had to be done quietly, and in class. But I really don't want to do that because my homework is designed to prepare students for the next day's discussion. I simply assign reading (often primary source, occasionally textbook) and give them a set of comprehension questions to ensure they read it. That's all the assignments ever are. Thoughts?