ERIC Number: EJ924861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Plagiarism: Can It Be Stopped?
Christensen, G. Jay
Business Communication Quarterly, v74 n2 p201-204 Jun 2011
Plagiarism can be controlled, not stopped. The more appropriate question to ask is: What can be done to encourage students to "cheat" correctly by doing the assignment the way it was intended? Cheating by college students continues to reach epidemic proportions on selected campuses, as witnessed by the recent episode at Central Florida University, where more than 200 seniors cheated on a midterm examination. Plagiarism is only one form of cheating and is usually defined as using someone else's words or ideas as one's own without giving credit to the original. In this article, the author discusses how to reduce plagiarism and provides guidelines that might help the beginning or seasoned professor contemplating the problem of student plagiarism.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Plagiarism, Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior, College Faculty, Guides, Undergraduate Students, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Behavior Change, Prevention, Assignments, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A