Why Students Cheat
There are many reasons why a student may plagiarize and they are as diverse and complex as our student body. Awareness, and understanding the reasons why students plagiarize or commit other acts of academic misconduct, (intentionally or unintentionally), allows us to confront the causes and take measures to prevent it.
14 Top Reasons Students Cheat
- Harris, R.A. (2001). The plagiarism handbook. Los Angeles. Pyrczak.
- Academic Integrity. Resources for faculty. University of Alberta Libraries. Available from: http://www.library.ualberta.ca/guides/plagiarism/why/index.cfm
- University of British Columbia, Faculty of Arts. (2005). Examples of how students cheat and what you can do to reduce academic dishonesty. Retrieved July 18, 2005 from http://www.arts.ubc.ca/Examples_of_How_Students_Cheat.115.0.html
- Council of Writing Program Administrators. (2003). Defining and avoiding plagiarism: The WPA statement on best practices. Retrieved July 18, 2005 from www.wpacouncil.org