Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism Analytical Essay by scribbler

Looks at various forms of dishonesty or misconduct, which are more prevalent in a college setting than many people realize.
# 152255 | 1,155 words | 5 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Jan 18, 2013 in Education (Higher) , Ethics (General)

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This paper investigates the primary forms of academic dishonesty, which are plagiarism, cheating, bribery and fabrication. The paper points out that it is common for college students to participate either in some form of academic dishonesty directly by actually being dishonest or indirectly, such as one student being aware of another student's academic dishonesty. The paper underscores that not very many cheaters are caught and, when they are caught, they are not severely punished as they would have been in the 1940s or 1950s.

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From the Paper:

"Contrary to popular belief, approximately 20 percent of faculty members actually ignore evidence of cheating. Faculty members who believe that a student is cheating are recommended to speak with their students regarding their suspicion that the student is cheating. According to information collected from Handling a Plagiarism Interview (1987), teachers and professors who feel hesitation in addressing a plagiarism or cheating issue should speak to a colleague with more experience before addressing the student directly. The campus student conduct office should also be contacted regarding specific guidelines and due process procedures before a conversation is held too.
"Upon meeting directly with the student, teachers should explain the situation objectively and describe why it is a problem in the grading process, while showing concern for the student's feelings. It is recommended that words such as "cheating" and "plagiarism" should be avoided being used and that teachers should listen to the student's explanation seriously and closely. Finally, be prepared for excuses and reasoning, if the student even admits to cheating".

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Jones, L. (2001). Academic Dishonesty, Cheating, and Plagiarism. Humanities and Communications Department, 1. Retrieved April 23, 2010, from
  • Si-soo, P. (2010, March 19). Bribery Scandal Mars College Soccer. The Korea Times. Retrieved April 23, 2010, from
  • What is Academic Dishonesty?. (n.d.). Student Honor Council. Retrieved April 23, 2010, from

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