You were asked to define a list of 100 terms related to a course you were enrolled in. They were due in electronic format on Blackboard and counted as a homework grade. You decided, for purposes of efficiency, to work with a partner and divide up the list of terms. The professor did not specify the manner in which the assignment should be completed.

After turning in the assignment, your instructor informs you that due to working with another student, you have been accused of academic dishonesty, and you will receive an F in the course. The paperwork the professor has given you to complete has three options: accept responsibility for academic dishonesty, accept responsibility but not the penalty, or deny responsibility.

What do you do and why?