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ERIC Number: ED502148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May-24
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Rooks, Clay D.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Summer Institute at Fresno City College (May 24, 2006)
This paper is an updated presentation on the subject of cheating and plagiarism via the World Wide Web. In a few hours searching the Internet, the author found even more "cheat" sites than in 1998 that offered not only all types of term and research papers, but college admission letters, reviews, case studies, even dissertations as well. Most now offer papers that are fully documented and cited, at no extra charge. Many more sites offer free papers than ever before and list the "Top 100" sites as links. CheatHouse has more than 66,000 papers available in 130 categories for only $9.95 per year. The site eCheat lists their services as "collaboration" not cheating. Many still pretend to be "reference" or "research" sites, but others have given up that facade. Though it is difficult, if not impossible, to stop cheating and plagiarism completely, several successful strategies have been developed and tried over the years. Some are updates of older methods and others are as new as using the Internet. One is to avoid giving open-ended or generic topic assignments. Plagiarism detection programs, like are also making it more difficult for students to cheat. In addition, setting specific criteria and standards for the materials that must be in the paper might make plagiarism impractical if not nearly impossible. (Contains 14 endnotes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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