The proof is in the pudding.
Students, don’t turn to essay mills, just learn to write a better paper.
The second annual International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating is an attempt by universities around the world to raise awareness about students who hire others to do their work.
Across Canada and around the world, thousands of students are paying cash for good grades - in tests, essays and even PhD theses. On Oct. 18, 2017, universities globally are fighting back.
Changes to student assessment can help to reduce the potential for academic misconduct.
University students can cheat on any type of assessment.
It doesn’t matter how assessments are given to students, as students can still find a way to cheat.
Busting ghost writers is a tricky business.
How lecturers can rest assured that the work they are marking is written by their own student.
Melania Trump allegedly plagiarised a speech given by Michelle Obama in 2008.
Plagiarism in public life is an ugly slight upon the intelligence and the trust of an audience.
Make students think, not copy.
More handwritten tasks could force students to avoid the dreaded cut and paste.
Some university students pay for their essays, assignments and even dissertations to be written via paper mills.
Managing the newest form of academic deceit will require hard work from established academia and a renewed commitment to integrity from university communities.
If academics are willing to steal others’ ideas and concepts, what’s stopping their students from doing the same?
Academics' own propensity for plagiarism may be contributing to high levels of student plagiarism.
For every student who knowingly steals other people’s words and ideas, there are 10 who are not trying to be dishonest.
For every student who intentionally steals others' work and passes it off as her own, there are ten who don't yet know how to build academic knowledge. They need our help, not condemnation.
University in your pocket?
The way schools and universities teach and test has to keep up with the way young people are processing information.
It’s impossible to compare student work against a database of sources because each pay-for plagiarised assignment is a bespoke creation.
We could be fooled into thinking pay-for plagiarism is a modern, high-tech invention. However, the internet merely supports the logistics.
Students are encouraged to cheat when they see people getting rewarded for dishonest acts in society.
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Surveys show that 95% of high school students and 70% of college students are involved in some form of cheating.
Have cheating and plagiarism increased in universities as a symptom of more international students or just of more students?
While Four Corners shed some much-needed light on long-standing problems in higher education, these problems aren't reserved for international students.
News of Tanveer Ahmed’s dismissal from The Australian has put plagiarism back in the headlines.
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One sure-fire way to make sure your students are completing their assessment for themselves is to make them perform practical work exercises rather than write essays.
The essay, as the primary form of assessment, should be dead. This is the kind of comment that terrifies academics everywhere – but it is an idea that I think we all need to consider. The “news” that there…
Research undertaken on beagles and the contraceptive pill in the 1970s was found to be fabricated - there never were any beagles..
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Using technology to tackle plagiarism is important, but universities need to understand why students do it in the first place.
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Trying to control and prevent plagiarism is a problem for all universities, and nearly all universities these days use some kind of technology to combat it. But in a recent article on The Conversation…
Plagiarism is happening at universities, but technology is not the way to solve the problem.
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Plagiarism at university is a time-old scourge. Some would have us believe it can be sought out with ever-improving technology, and with more consistent vetting of student essays with the latest detection…