Did you know? Facts about Cheating
Students cheat for one of four reasons:
- Convenience – The opportunity is available at a time when they are feeling short of time. The variety of resources available electronically is staggering, omnipresent, and certainly contributes to the convenience aspect. https://www.academicintegrity.org/responsibility/academic-integrity-in-an-age-of-misinformation/
- Desperation – They need a good grade and feel that they have no other option. This may be related to lack of good time management and planning.
- Ignorance – Students may not understand what constitutes plagiarism, particularly if the only types of citation they have done in the past is direct quotation.
- Perception that they won’t get caught – Many students believe that cheating is common and that faculty just don’t check. https://www.academicintegrity.org/integrity/are-you-addressing-the-problem/
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