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Cheating - Cheating There is an ever broadening problem spreading throughout colleges all across America: cheating. Is it a serious offence or just a harmless crime. Cheating is on the rise, but schools and colleges are not far behind with ways of dealing with it. Mark Clayton deals with this issue in his essay entitled “A Whole Lot of Cheatin’ Going On.” Clayton’s essay is heavily quoted along with an obvious absence of his ideas. The reader is supposed to believe that his quotes accurately represent his views on the matter at hand....   [tags: Education Cheating Cheater Essays] 1069 words
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Cheating - Cheating Cheating used to be considered an unmentionable sin. However, in this day and age, it has become more common and somewhat of a daily occurrence. Cheating is more widespread today than in the past. According to the article titled Education: The New Morality, cheating has not been an issue of values, but simply one of practicality. This shows that many view cheating as a mere occurrence and something that can often be skipped over. The reason cheating has become such a pervasive movement is because many students tend to rationalize their cheating behavior....   [tags: Academic Cheating Cheater Essays]
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The West Point Cheating Scandal - The West Point Cheating Scandal Description: In April of 1976 it was found that there was a possibility that over half of the junior class at West Point Academy had violated the West Point honor code by cheating on a case assignment. The honor code states "A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do." This was by far the largest violation of the honor code in West Point history and presented some unusual challenges to the administration. As the year dragged on it was found that more and more students possibly had cheated on the assignment and was also becoming a public relations nightmare in the press and internally to the Army branch of the United States military....   [tags: West Point Academy Cheating Essays]
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Cheating - ~~~~~~ Cheating ~~~~~~ Cheating, We've all done it at least once in our lives, in all types of situations. Its human nature to want to win, and some of us will go against the rules to do so. It can be harmless, but in many cases it is annoying, or even hurtful. So, why was cheating and certain zone hacks become such a large problem in the Age games. Anonymity plays a big part in this. Behind the buffer zone of a computer screen and several hundred miles of telephone wire, people don't have to worry about upsetting someone else by playing unfairly, cheating, or exploiting bugs....   [tags: essays research papers] 2168 words
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Cheating and Technology: How Modern Technology Has Affected Education - Cheating and Technology: How Modern Technology Has Affected Education Isn’t technology a wonderful thing. Ask 100 people this question and you will probably get 100 different opinions. Most would agree that it is. However, as wonderful as it may be, it doesn’t always mean it is a good thing. There is no doubt technology has made our lives easier, more manageable, and most things can be done faster and in many cases simpler. Has technology also made it simpler for people to cheat. We might want to first follow that question with another question....   [tags: Education Cheating Plagiarism] 1924 words
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Cheating With Technology - Cheating in an Academic Environment Pressures from society to obtain a successful career require achieving an education in most cases. In today's economy having a thriving career could depend on our educational background as part of the ingredient to fuel our lifestyles. Students attending high school or college can relate to the pressures of sustaining adequate grades. Students who are overwhelmed with trying to maintain higher GPA standards push the academic barriers using technology to cheat....   [tags: Academic Dishonesty] 1930 words
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Technology and Cheating - Technology and Cheating "Technology really is a double-edged sword when it comes to cheating. The means for detecting cheating are catching up with the means for cheating." “There are many definitions of cheating, but the one that most accurately applies to the school environment is this one from Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, to violate rules dishonestly.”[1] With that definition, “A recent survey of more than 1,000 Choices readers shows that cheating among teenagers is a huge problem....   [tags: essays papers]
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Cheating in Sports - Cheating in Sports Sports are governed by sets of rules or customs and often, competition. Sports have always been a way to connect us to our past and to build optimism about the future. Sport’s a way to bond the people despite differences in race, age and gender. However, today the game that is supposed to teach character, discipline and team work is teaching cheating. And in today’s world, with fame, endorsement, drugs and so much to gain, it is not surprising that athletes are cheating in sports....   [tags: Sports Athletics] 1409 words
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The Damages of Cheating - The Damages of Cheating There are many meanings of the word cheat the meaning that sticks out the most to me is, to be unfaithful to somebody, to have a sexual relationship with somebody other than a spouse or regular sexual partner says MS Encarta. Relationships end everyday due to cheating and the emotional scares of cheating or being cheated on can stay with a person forever. Not only does cheating effect the person that has been cheated on, but it also affects the cheater, friends, and family members as well....   [tags: Papers] 519 words
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Cyber Cheating - The clock is ticking and you are staring at the screen of your laptop blankly with no thoughts going through your head and your eyelids slowly closing. Your 10 page report is due in 5 hours and you have not a single clue what you are going to write about. Many students would put some foolish words together and pass it in. Some would say "the hell with it" and go to bed. However, the increasingly common solution that more and more students are using is- cyber cheating. David Abel of the Boston Globe argues whether the "internet has created more cheaters or more skillful ones." The answer to that is more skillful ones....   [tags: Ethics] 518 words
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Is Cheating Always Unethical? - First of all, is it ethical to cheat. That question can not be answered with a simple yes or no, there are more things that come into play such as, what are they cheating on, is it simply cut and pasted or did they make it there own. Cheating is not as big of a deal as people make it out to be, it is just a means to an end. Nothing anyone ever will do, no rules any university would make will change this fact. People will cheat and a majority of them will get away with it never thinking twice about it....   [tags: Ethics] 1289 words
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Why Cheating Is Unethical - ... The next concept, utilitarianism, expanded by John Stuart Mill, is similar to Aristotle’s virtue ethics in its dependence on happiness but emphasizes that some pleasures are more valuable than others. Finally, there is the proposal of moral relativism which is a cynical outlook on indiscriminate moral ideologies. Each of these ideologies was established in different times of life where their perspectives were applicable. Character/Virtue Ethics. Aristotle is regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of the world because he managed to address the varying discussions from Greek theologians regarding moral and amoral actions to produce a coalescence of ideal ethics....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Cheating on College Exams - Cheating on exams is a violation of college standards; it is a misrepresentation of the student’s true capabilities. Cheating can be the worst form of deception, it is considered to be unethical, and it is the opposite of honesty. Forms of academic dishonesty may include copying from the test of someone within eyesight, crib sheets or swapping papers. Likewise because of technological advances, such as the I-phone some of these devices may be used to cheat as well. For instance an exam could be photographed and e-mailed to another student....   [tags: Academic Dishonesty] 772 words
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Cheating Incidences, Perceptions of Cheating, and the Moral Development Level of College Students - ... Peer behavior and peer disapproval had the strongest influence; if respondents perceived their peers disapproved they cheated less (McCabe & Trevino, 1997). Engler, Landau, and Epstein (2008) found similar results regarding peer influence on cheating. Fifty-six undergraduate students were asked to estimate out of 100 assigned papers how many times they, their friends, and the average college student would plagiarize. They concluded that students perceived they cheat less than their friends or classmates—nearly half as often....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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Exploring the Different Forms and Aspects of Cheating - You can cheat everyone for some time and someone for all time but you cannot cheat everyone every time. Cheating characteristically is employed to create an unfair advantage, usually in one's own interest, and often at the expense of others, this is what the dictionary says. But the real meaning is far tough to explain. However the definition of cheating is not enough to understand its true nature and its extent in our life and the way it has become a part of our everyday life. Right from the smallest of the kids to the oldest of the men everyone has or have cheated at some point in their lives, the reason for doing so being irrelevant....   [tags: exploratory, ethics] 809 words
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Cheating in American Schools - A National Disgrace - Cheating in American Schools - A National Disgrace Cheating by students in American schools has become a serious and growing problem. A 2005 poll of 12,000 college graduates in the contiguous United States with a 62% response rate showed the following: 45% of all students cheated on an examination that counted toward 10-20% of their grade and 51% cheated on an exam that counted toward 33-50% of their final grade. When asked why they cheated, 70% of cheaters stated that they did not fear failing the exams on which they cheated and that cheating for a "higher grade" was the primary motive....   [tags: Education issues, plagiarism,] 642 words
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Cheating in School Versus Cheating in the Real World - Cheating in School Versus Cheating in the Real World Cheating has been a major concern for institutions of higher learning. Institutions fear cheating because of the reputation dishonest people will establish for that institution. After a student has learned several successful ways to cheat and not be caught, is he or she more likely to employ the same tactics in his or her workplace. The student will use those tactics, but in the real world, such acts are not called “cheating tactics,” but “business strategy.” Several years ago, Clemson University was approached by a perspective employer....   [tags: Business] 628 words
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Cheating in Academic Institutions - Cheating in Academic Institutions Cheating has always been a problem in the history of academics. Academic institutions continue to develop new ways to prevent cheating from happening; while at the same time cheaters come up with even better ways to cheat. This conflict brings up many moral issues as well. To settle these issues, academic institutions create honor codes that show students that cheating is unacceptable and morally wrong; however, some students come up with their own reasons for getting around that code....   [tags: Education Morals Essays] 902 words
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Cheating and Plagiarism - The Plague of Plagiarism - The Plague of Plagiarism       Simply defined, the word plagiarism means "the unauthorized use of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own" ("Plagiarism").  While many students understand and comprehend the first clause of this definition, many encounter problems with the second part - the thoughts part.  Many students in today's educational system are frequently unable to develop their own thoughts, opinions, and ideas relating to the subject matter that they are studying.  However, when people at a university are educated according to the ways set forth by John Henry Newman in "The Idea of a University," their ability to create original concepts would be cultivated to the point, where they do not feel the need to plagiarize and cheat.  Newman also states that in the end, the university will produce citizens that can give back to society (48).  Jeffrey Hart makes a similar point in "How to Get a College Education."  Therefore, according to both Newman and Hart, an honest person will be fashioned by the university.  Since honesty does not breed cheating, should not cheating then be minimized?  Plagiarism and its sister cheating are plagues on society that only serve to corrupt it.  Nevertheless, the education given by a university can diminish and, perhaps, even eradicate the disease by instilling in students,  a sense of honor, and implementing harsh penalties on those caught cheating or plagiarizing....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Plagiarism, Cheating and the Internet - Plagiarism, Cheating and the Internet Cyber cheating is defined as “the use of technology tools in inappropriate ways for academic work.”(Conradson & Hernandez- Ramos, 2004, p1) Although technology has dramatically advanced our society in many positive ways, one negative aspect of technology is its effects on student cheating. Many believe that the internet is the “number one sociable force which leads students to plagiarize.” (Mayfield, 2001, p1) There is an increasing number of online cheating websites which students use....   [tags: Plagiarism Online]
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Ethics and the Current Cheating Epidemic - Ethics and the Current Cheating Epidemic There is an epidemic of cheating in American universities. Students are finding easier and more efficient ways to cheat. Morals and morality are changing. Students, members of the younger generation, and teachers, members of the older generation, differ on what is cheating. Morality even differs amongst students. Some students still adhere to the traditional sense of morality, and find what other students do an abhorration of morality. This essay is a mostly a pathos and ethos argument that attempts to appeal to the reader’s sense of right and wrong by using so-called “authorities.” The first section is filled with pathos arguments designed to make the reader believe that the majority of college students are cheaters....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 781 words
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High Tech Cheating - Missing Works Cited High Tech Cheating: A Moral Pandemia Academic misconduct is notion that encompasses multiple forms of academic deviance from cheating on a test and plagiarism to inappropriate collaboration. In today’s society, education is the key to every door; everyone needs it and will go by any means to obtain it. Furthermore, with advancements in technology and the internet, cheating for today’s aspiring student has become more accessible, portable and it has completely desensitized the concept of academic integrity....   [tags: Academic Dishonesty Ethics] 1562 words
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How to Reduce Cheating and Plagiarism - How to Reduce Cheating and Plagiarism Early in the fall semester, a professor of American studies at Cornell found a three-page paper on the Internet analyzing a poem by Anne Bradstreet. A student in his course had just handed in that very paper. Accused of plagiarism, the student confessed that she had taken the paper from an Anne Bradstreet Web site. She had locked herself out of her apartment the night before the paper was due, she said, and without access to her notes had panicked. Two weeks later, the professor's wife, who teaches psychology, gave an examination to her advanced class....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 1345 words
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The Cheating Hearts of Men - The Cheating Hearts of Men In writing this paper, I am setting out to answer a question that has been plaguing women for many years. Why do men cheat on us. Is it something us women do that causes it. Is it something they are taught is ok somewhere along the way. Does it have to do with the fact that their genitalia are on the outside. Or is there no logical explanation in the universe for it. (I’m leaning towards the last one, but hey, that’s just me.) Men always seem to have an explanation for their behavior, or more likely, an excuse....   [tags: Relationships Affairs Boyfriends Essays]
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Expectations fulfilled (cheating) - Expectations Fulfilled When one hears stories about cheating, automatically the first response that the individual will have is that the person who cheated is heartless. Oftentimes people have mistakenly misjudged the person who has cheated on their loved one. There is always another disclosed side of the story of the deceitful person. For instance, in “The Bridges of Madison County,” Francesca Johnson is a woman who has encountered a non-intimacy life and lacks exoticness in her marriage with Richard....   [tags: essays research papers] 586 words
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Our Cheating Hearts by Robert Wright - “Our Cheating Hearts” by Robert Wright was the most intriguing of the three articles, and it tried to enlighten the reader on the complex and sometimes confusing issue of human relationships. Wright is an evolutionary psychologist who feels that the brain like any other organ has changed throughout the evolution of time. Just as any other animal, a human’s main objective in life is to pass on our genes, and if we cannot do this with our significant other than many humans will deem cheating as a viable option....   [tags: essays research papers] 2540 words
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Cheating and Plagiarism - The Path to Self-destruction - Plagiarism - The Path to Self-destruction Why do so many people use 123HelpMe.com simply to plagiarize other people's writing. Is it even possible that someone cannot write their own essay, or that someone cannot read a book of any length. If you plagiarize, aren't you sentencing yourself to failure. And if you cannot gather information, aren't you opening yourself to attacks from the System. I know many students who use sites such as 123HelpMe.com to "gather research" - steal other people's ideas and papers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 448 words
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Infidelity and the Science of Cheating by Sharon Begley - Infidelity and the Science of Cheating by Sharon Begley Through research psychologists and other researchers have claimed that sexual infidelity effects both men and women differently. In addition, their beliefs on sexual infidelity differ. There have been many theories about the occurrence of infidelity, and most researchers have different opinions about these theories. Researchers from the article Infidelity and the Science of Cheating, written by Sharon Begley, have asked the following question to different ethnic groups of all ages and of both sexes: what distresses them more, emotional infidelity or sexual betrayal....   [tags: essays research papers] 893 words
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Drugs, Cheating, and the Purity of America's Pastime - Missing Works Cited Drugs, Cheating, and the Purity of America’s Pastime      Most children who have grown up in an American household have at one point in their lives looked up to sports figures as heroes. Whether it was your grandfather telling his stories of watching Babe Ruth become a legend, your father’s stories of Mickey Mantle and the legendary Yankee teams of the 1950’s and 1960’s, or your own memory of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa chasing the home run record, the feeling of wholesomeness that baseball provides has always found its way into many people’s hearts....   [tags: Baseball Sports Steroids essays research papers] 2872 words
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Where's the Honor in Honor's Kids?(cheating habits of students) - Where's the Honor in Honor's Kids?(cheating habits of students) Contrary to popular belief, honors students cheat just as much or more than students in regular classes do. Honors students are assumed to be hardworking, responsible, and honest. Yet these “above average” students are frequently taking part in the same dishonest conduct of the ordinary students, performing the task better and getting away with it more than the regular students. Explaining why honors students are better at cheating is difficult because every cheating student follows the same unwritten process to guide him to victory....   [tags: social issues] 1000 words
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Process Essay - How to Reduce Plagiarism and Cheating - Process Essay - How to Reduce Plagiarism and Cheating Recent studies have shown that a steadily growing number of students cheat or plagiarize in college -- and the data from high schools suggest that this number will continue to rise. A study by Don McCabe of Rutgers University showed that 74 percent of high school students admitted to one or more instances of serious cheating on tests. Even more disturbing is the way that many students define cheating and plagiarism. For example, they believe that cutting and pasting a few sentences from various Web sources without attribution is not plagiarism....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 705 words
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Schools and Education - Understanding the Rise in Apathy, Cheating and Plagiarism - The Rise in Apathy, Cheating and Plagiarism – Understanding the Problem Over the past ten years teachers have witnessed a drop in student preparation and a rise in apathy and cheating. Students who cheat do so from a variety of motives. Making this situation even more difficult is that faculty members do not even define plagiarism the same or punish it consistently (Howard, “Sexuality” 473). Some surveys even show that teachers simply ignore the problem or do not report plagiarism because: “they do not want to be bothered, because they think only the student who cheated is actually harmed, or because of the unpleasant bureaucracy and documentation ramifications” (Moeck 484)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Cause and Effect of Cheating - Academic learning in today’s changing world brings demands to future professionals. Whether in a traditional classroom, or through distance learning, one thing is similar and which cannot bring forth a successful educational future. One thing that can damage anyone’s academic future is plagiarism. Whether being the future of a straight “A” student, or a student who is just getting by. The fact remains that anyone can fall victim to plagiarism. Plagiarism is the use of other writer’s words without acknowledging the source and taking those words and passing them off as one’s own ideas (Jones, 2001)....   [tags: Plagiarism] 1796 words
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Technology Plagiarism - Plagiarism by Technology In today's technology driven world, many people are using the internet to fulfill their personal, professional, and educational goals. Technological advances make the internet easily accessible, from a variety of locations, for many people seeking education online. There are many online courses offered and many of the assignments place emphasis on the use of the internet as an information resource. This emphasis can be overwhelming to any student and lead to intentional or unintentional dishonest acts, on behalf of the student, including plagiarism....   [tags: Cheating Plagiarism] 1930 words
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Plagiarism - ... Even more interesting, the “I Have a Dream” speech was also not all his. He stole the speech from a popular black preacher, Archibald Carey, who said this in the 1950’s. More than half of King’s speeches were plagiarized. The research was done for his papers and speeches after King had passed away, obviously, King could not be punished. [8][9] A poll conducted by US News and World Reports found that 90% of students believe that cheaters are either never caught or have never been appropriately disciplined. Another survey, published in Education Week, found that 54% of students admitted to plagiarizing from the internet; 74% of students admitted that at least once during the past school year they had engaged in "serious" cheating; and 47% of students believe their teachers sometimes choose to ignore students who are cheating....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Writing, Cheating] 1826 words
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The History of Steroids: The Legal and Illegal Usage of Steroids - The use of steroid by athletes has been a controversial issue for some time. One can argue that the usage is totally wrong and it is against the morals and the rules of the games. Although steroids boost up the process of muscle building and endurance, it also has complications in the long run. Those that cheat their way by using and or abusing such chemicals can have serious health defects. A real athlete should work his/her way with hard work and the correct training to build that endurance and strength needed....   [tags: Sports, athletics, cheating, atheletes, ] 1470 words
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Why is it hard to build a good relationship? - ... Baba also had a trust on Amir, since he won the kite tournament that “agreed to everything Amir asked” (81). After Amir won the kite tournament, Baba opened his heart a little bit, because now trusts Amir about that he can stand up himself a little bit. However, Baba said, “There is only one sin, And that is theft… When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth”(225). But it turns out he lied to his son Amir that he have another brother, who name is Hassan, Amir going to “reconcile”(226) the image of Baba that he haven been thinking of....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Lying, Cheating] 1282 words
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The Plague of Cheating and Internet Plagiarism - Internet Essays - The Plague of Internet Plagiarism Not all thieves lurk in dark alleys and parks. Some sit with their faces lit by the glow of their computer monitors, copying, pasting, and printing. It may seem like just another helpful source of information, but the Internet has taken the theft of "intellectual property" to a new level. Part of the problem is that most students don't really know the exact definition of plagiarism or its consequences. Some say that using someone else's ideas without attributing them is a form of theft, but most people don't think of it as a serious crime....   [tags: Journalistic Essays] 587 words
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Essay on Cheating and Plagiarism - From the information I gathered for this paper, plagiarism is a bigger problem than we all think. As far as I can tell plagiarism has been around since the existence of reading and writing. Our human race sure hasn't helped this matter by inventing the printing press in the late fifteen-century and the Internet in the late twentieth century. Plagiarism gets most of its press in the realm of education, particularly in places of higher education. Aside from the information I attained threw traditional research, I poled a few students here at Lake Superior State University....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1597 words
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Cheating and Plagiarism - Avoiding Plagiarism - Avoiding Plagiarism For a number of years now, I have been concerned about the growing amount of plagiarism on the Internet. As self-publishing on the web becomes increasingly common, the incidences of theft of intellectual property, whether intentional or unintentional have grown astronomically. As a writer , I find this situation intolerable. Intellectual theft is still theft. It harms everyone involved, the original authors, the audience, and the plagiarizer. As members of a spiritual community, we believe that all our actions will be returned up us three fold, physically, emotionally, and spiritually....   [tags: Journalistic Essays] 404 words
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Using Technology To Cheat - Using Technology to Cheat Despite knowing that they may get caught, many students still choose to cheat. In a study done by Northumbria Leaning over half of the respondents supported the use of anti-plagiarism software but still thought that they could get away with it (Lagerkvist, 2006). Cheating has blossomed in pace with technology. With all the answers at their fingertips, how will today’s students learn the consequences of cheating. Students today cheat for a number of different reasons....   [tags: Cheating Plagiarism Academic Dishonesty] 1901 words
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Using Technology To Cheat - Using Technology to Cheat Cheating on tests and exams has come a long way from writing on ones skin or clothing and hiding crib notes, too the use of high tech gadgets to get an A. Advances in technology have also made it easier to cheat on homework and term papers. “The number of students admitting to cheating has increased significantly over the past 60 years, and students aren’t just cheating to pass, they are cheating to get ahead.”(Education-Portal, n.d. ) Why Students Cheat The pressure to get through college faster and with top grades is growing stronger every year....   [tags: Plagiarism Cheating Technology] 1807 words
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Using Technology To Cheat - Abstract Technology is growing at an exponential rate; this presents many challenges and advantages to online and campus students alike. The potential and ability to cheat is greatly increased. In the days before this "technology boom" answers were being written on hands, arms, and anything else that was capable of being marked on. Now cheating is more than easy. With mp3 players, camera phones and PDA's cheating is literally just a click away. Team A will show how technology has increased by showing the various different ways to cheat, what students think about cheating, and what teachers are doing to prevent it....   [tags: Technology Cheating Plagiarism ] 1586 words
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Plagiarism and the Internet - Plagiarism and the Internet The web influences peopleðs lives relating to plagiarism and the law. In this paper I will discuss why plagiarism is increasing with time. Technology is becoming more prominent each day. Now, personal computers are seemingly a necessity in college dormitories. They are even being used routinely for nightly homework assignments for high school and even elementary school students. Moreover, the web is not only being used for research assignments, but also for game-playing, meeting new people, and quicker, easier communication....   [tags: Cheating Education Essays] 501 words
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Using Technology to Cheat - Using Technology to Cheat Cheating in the classroom has been happening since the first schoolhouse was built; however, it has more than doubled in the last decade due to the emergence of new technologies that give students high tech alternatives to looking at their classmate's paper. "A 2002 survey by the Josephson Institute of Ethics of 12,000 high-school students found that 74 % of students had cheated on an exam at least once in the previous year. According to Donald McCabe, who conducted the Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, study, the Internet is partly to blame....   [tags: Cheating Plagiarism Technology] 1842 words
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Plagiarism - Plagiarism The Internet, what a wonderful place. The Internet connects people across the world, provides the world with vast amounts of easily accessible information, and keeps everyone connected. At first glance, you wouldn¦Ðt notice any outlying problems with this seemingly brilliant creation of the 20th century. On closer look, however, a major problem has arisen. That problem is called plagiarism. Plagiarism is loosely defined as: to steal and pass off the ideas or words of another as one¦Ðs own, to use without crediting the source....   [tags: Cheating Internet Computers Essays] 795 words
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Plagiarism and the Internet - Plagiarism and the Internet In the days before computers research had to be done solely in books, articles, or on personal interviews. It was not so easy to attain an abundance of valuable information so quickly. Now children are taught from early ages to utilize the computer and the Internet. Searching school topics on web browsers is common knowledge for today¦Ðs youth. But with this breakthrough technology also comes consequences and rising disputes. Is the information that Internet-users are finding valid sources....   [tags: Cheating Educational Essays Papers]
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Plagiarism - Plagiarism Plagiarism is not only in violation of the law, but also in violation of the ethics that we, as Americans, should possess. This is one case in which laws agree with ethics. To plagiarize means to steal and pass off the ideas and words of another as oneðs own. It is important to recognize that this definition includes the use of anotherðs production without crediting the source. When a person makes an effort to present an idea that has been taken from an existing source as new and original, he or she is committing an act of plagiarism....   [tags: Cheating Education Essays]
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Plagiarism and the Internet - Plagiarism and the Internet The Internet has made plagiarism, taking someone else's ideas or words and using them as one's own without citing the original source, a very common offense. There is so much information on the Internet, available from so many sources, that it is difficult to determine where the information originally came from. The indifference of educators has not helped the problem; many educators feel the problem is too great for them to do anything about, so they choose to do nothing....   [tags: Cheating Education Essays] 500 words
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