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Davis, Lajuan – Business Communication Quarterly, 2011
Managing student plagiarism can cause instructors to feel as if they are serving educational institutions in the role of investigator rather than educator. Since many educators continue to struggle with the issue of student plagiarism, the author interviewed some of her colleagues. In this article, she shares her and her colleagues' antiplagiarism…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Teacher Expectations of Students, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Hall, Susan E. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2011
Plagiarism can be "plaguing" if it is not discussed, understood, and enforced by the professor right at the beginning of the course and throughout the semester. Students usually don't "have" to cheat or plagiarize; they do so mainly because "they can." Professors who turn a deaf ear or a blind eye to students who plagiarize create deleterious…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior
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Probett, Christine – Business Communication Quarterly, 2011
Plagiarism does exist at universities today. In some cases, students are naive with respect to understanding what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. In other cases, students blatantly disregard and disrespect the written work of others, claiming it as their own. Regardless, educators must be vigilant in their efforts to discourage and prevent…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior
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Christensen, G. Jay – Business Communication Quarterly, 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,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Plagiarism, Cheating, Ethics
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den Ouden, Hanny; van Wijk, Carel – Business Communication Quarterly, 2011
Students write papers in many of their courses to improve their writing skills and to foster an active attitude toward learning. Every year, they hand in hundreds of papers for teachers to assess. This stream may get polluted in two ways: by simple copying from Internet sources and by the exchange of text fragments between students. These…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Plagiarism, Cheating