Plagiarism and academic misconduct

Executive Summary The use of technology has enhanced the convenience, flexibility, and efficiency of both preparatory and continuing education. Unfortunately, academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, has shown a positive correlation with the increased use of technology in education. Being a growing problem, plagiarism is generally defined as “literary theft” and “academic dishonesty” in the literature, and … Read more

Academic dishonesty in sports

For centuries, sports have been heavily induced by the prospects and potential benefits of cheating. Athletes in both Greek and modern worlds have exhibited fraudulent behavior as a means to get ahead in athletic competition as well as the activities leading up to the competition. This fraudulent behavior has many times been attributed to the … Read more

The globalization of Essay Mills

“The question on ethics, plagiarism, the parasitism of the third world, the (in)dignity of the Filipino professionals, the practice being currently adapted in our colleges and universities among others I guess, need to be comprehensively discussed.” This morning I got an e-mail from Davao City, bringing an article to my attention, and asking me to … Read more

New tricks in plagiarism

Teachers fight a constant battle with plagiarism, made worse by the growing volume of information freely available on the Internet at the click of a button.  This ongoing struggle is felt by producers of plagiarism checkers like, which are continually being developed to deal with new threats and methods being used to cheat. It … Read more

Types of plagiarism

Find out about the different types of plagiarism The definition of plagiarism is “the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own” (Oxford Dictionary Online). A simple definition of plagiarism is “copying’. There are various different types of plagiarism and this article will give examples as a way … Read more

What is copyright?

Find out what copyright is and what it means for students Whenever individuals create poems, stories, novels, biographies or other writings regarded as intellectual property, it belongs to them and them alone. The problem is how to protect such intellectual pursuits from those who might exploit such creative ventures for their own use without compensation … Read more

What is plagiarism?

Find out what plagiarism is and how to avoid it The definition of plagiarism according to the Oxford Dictionary Online is “the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own”. As such, it is a form of fraud and must be avoided as it is harshly treated by … Read more

What is self plagiarism?

Find out about self plagiarism and how to avoid it While plagiarism is the act of using the research or words of others without attribution, self-plagiarism involves reusing one’s own work. In some circles, self plagiarism is a controversial concept. Some might argue that one cannot steal from oneself. However, there are certain cases in … Read more

Plagiarism prevention through changing mindset

Looking at why a different mindset is needed to tackle plagiarism. Whilst plagiarism checkers like do a lot of good work in helping students identify accidental plagiarism, the real key for educators is in prevention. The task of preventing plagiarism entails examining its root causes and changing your students’ mindset.  This article looks the … Read more