Questions tagged [cheating]

Pertaining to preventing, punishing, or handling the consequences of academic dishonesty in coursework or examinations. Also, defining what constitutes academic dishonesty. (For questions on dishonesty in the research and/or research publication process, use 'research-misconduct' instead.)

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Is having my essays proofread inappropriate?

English is not my first language. My pronunciation and grammar are not perfect. I tried to write an essay in my own words. After that I asked for help from my friend to proofread the essay. She told ...
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Found out I might have unknowingly cheated after term completion

One of my classes had a midterm scheduled right after we were all sent home due to Covid-19. The professor said that for this midterm, we were allowed to use notes, both his and our own, browse the ...
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What should I do if I was wrongly accused of cheating?

I used to think that online exams allow me to perform better in exams in a more relaxed setting, but today after an examination I changed my opinions, because the tutor proctor probably thought I was ...
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Question regarding copying and pasting on exams [duplicate]

On Wiley Plus, will students be able to copy and paste homework questions if not on a lock down browser? If so, can I detect that through any many means? I have been reprimanded before for not being ...
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Is Wiley Plus able to detect when students are cheating?

I am supposed to start teaching on Wiley Plus for the first time this coming summer semester, and as someone who is already not the most tech-savvy, I have concerns regarding students cheating on ...
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Refusing for turning on a zoom camera during an exam? [closed]

Hello I have a question regarding video during exams. My professor is hosting an exam using Zoom, and I was wondering if there was any basis for refusing to use the camera during the exam. Each ...
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Everybody cheats, administration does not care, what to do?

Context: A friend of mine is ending their first year in a community college (in France, called IUT, 2-year diploma) near my school, and apparently the school administration is quite lenient about ...
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Should I admit to cheating when it appears I cheated but I did not?

One of my TAs is accusing me of cheating. The professor had shared a 2-question quiz through our online portal (Google Meet). One of the questions contained a 9-digit sequence. Somehow, I misread ...
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I did something I am not proud of, and was rightly accused of cheating by the instructor. What is next for me?

A throwaway account for this issue I need advice in. I am in an engineering course and had an online exam (thanks to COVID-19) with no form of protection for cheating, just an "open now, turn in ...
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How can I decline the request to help a fellow student cheat?

I have been helping a fellow student through a class I'm taking this semester - sending him homeworks, helping prepare him for tests, etc. The other day we had our final, which was online, and he ...
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Is asking practice exam questions on the web cheating?

Is asking practice exam questions released by a professor on the web cheating? If you asked questions from a past exam, that was already released, and graded, is that cheating?
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Should prospective cheating be reported

Over the past 3 months due to Covid-19, many of my peers have pinged me during exams asking me for answers to questions. I, of course, turn them down (albeit after I'm done with the exam so even if I ...
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Accused of cheating on online exams

This week I was accused of cheating on two online exams in two separate classes. Both professors are claiming the lockdown browser recordings show "evidence" of me cheating. When I asked them what ...
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Other students can easily cheat on a test and the grading system is relative - should I cheat, and what else can I do?

Amid the pandemic, a test that has traditionally been in-class is now planned to be held as follows: The examiner starts a Zoom conference. The students join the conference from their homes, turning ...
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Can online recording of work area at home be made a mandatory criterion for passing exams midway through a course?

Right now with the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada I believe most Ontario universities and colleges have their classes online, and my university decided to do that as well. With this in mind, many of our ...
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Accused of Cheating during an online exam

Today, I got accused of cheating on an exam I took yesterday. It was a lockdown browser exam, my exam as well as several other students exams were also flagged because of the following reasons. This ...
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Reporting attempt at cheating

To help finance my studies, I have been offering tutoring services for other students throughout the past year. Business has been good and students have been grateful for the help I have given them. ...
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Cheating tendencies for open- versus closed-book online exams

Like many faculty, I am forced to give online exams for the first time this semester. (See I need help adapting my academic workflow to the COVID-19/coronavirus crisis – where do I start? for ...
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Got caught for similar answers on an assignment [duplicate]

So recently my professor reported me and my colleague for cheating and reported both of us to the Board. We haven't heard from them yet, its been a week. This was a class assignment for a masters ...
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Acquaintance is paying friend to do his coding for an Ivy League master's degree. What should I do?

I'm relatively close to someone who is currently attending an Ivy League graduate program. He believes he has it all made in life and yet here he is paying one of my friends to do his coding ...
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How to detect cheating when students take online quizzes or exams from home?

I am currently teaching a basic R programming course with about 80 students. Under normal circumstances, a core course assessment component is a programming exam, which is done in the computer lab ...
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What is the best way to deal with a school program that is rife with academic dishonesty?

Several years ago, I was employed at a Federal lab. It was a good job but had a lot of nonsense from certain employees. The lab offered a graduate program through a major university. I was ...
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What should I do about a bad TA as another TA for the same professor?

I have been a math TA since my freshman year, and this year as a junior I was made head department TA. One of the TAs under me is what I deem to be a poor fit. He is incredibly sexist(at a liberal ...
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How to avoid being blamed on cheating?

A lecturer of the programming course said: "In this course you can't use Google. If we find you are cheated, you will fail the course". What kind of rights there are if I accidentally write something ...
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What happens if a student takes pictures of a test and sends it to classmates that have not already taken it?

My friend had to take their test separately, because of a certain disability, before everyone else had to take the same test. They were supervised by a staff member and when the staff member left the ...
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I don't know if i was caught cheating or not [closed]

So i take my test in a separate room by myself in the testing center and when i was taking my test one of the instructors nocked on my door. Know they do not check to make sure if you have your phone ...
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Accused of cheating [duplicate]

I had my finals for mg chemistry lecture. When I was starting my examination my professor went to my side and picked up a piece of paper then I realized it was the formula card that one of my ...
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Academic dishonest: Possession of unauthorized materials during an exam that you didn't even know existed

So unfortunately during an exam, I had the misfortune of using an eraser (with cover) that was not mine and had a small amount of words inside it unknown to me. I did not know this was the case, as I ...
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Students using the same flawed online solution sheet as the grading TA

I am in a small electricity and magnetism class, and I have recently become aware of other students using an online solution sheet (on slader.com). On the most recent homework, I (who didn't use the ...
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Would using the advanced built-in functions on a CAS calculator be cheating? [closed]

On a test on a course that isn't math, but uses it, such as physics or engineering, would using a CAS to reduce the handiwork I have to do be considered cheating? For example, what if I used the ...
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Is it academically dishonest to submit the same project to two different classes in the same semester?

I overheard a student who said that they would use a project done in another course that semester as the final project in an entirely different course. (Let's call the original course Course 0 and the ...
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I was caught cheating on my university GE exam [closed]

I got caught cheating on my university GE exam, and I am afraid suspension, I know I was wrong, should I just email prof to said I sorry and you can give me 0 in this exam or other advance to me that ...
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Is using an old book's solution considered cheating? [closed]

I'm currently solving a coding problem. I remembered that i came across this problem in another book i studied myself to improve my coding in the summer. That book has the same problem to this ...
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What to do when the professor does not stand up to cheating? [closed]

I was the teaching assistant (TA) for a very introductory physics course at a large state university. In the course of grading for this class, I came to learn that my university used the same course ...
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I have been accused of copying two lab reports from the previous year even though I had done everything by myself

Today I got accused by my professor of cheating and copying two reports I submitted. I had a formal meeting with the professor where he tried to push me into admitting I cheated by showing me the ...
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How do you defend against TA proctor false accusation of “seeing you look at others computer screen” to cheat on final

Proctor accuses me of cheating on final exam "By looking at others computer screens" on multiple choice exam with randomized answers. Cheating complaint states "matched 10 of 20 questions on the exam"....
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What to include in an “explanation letter” after being falsely accused of cheating? [closed]

I am a student at a university in South Africa. 300 out of the 400 students in my class, including me, were recently accused of cheating by receiving a paper before an exam. We were given the letters ...
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Misrepresentation of credentials on LinkedIn [closed]

I am a graduate student enrolled in an MSc program. Recently, I was googling one of my peers and came across their LinkedIn. Let's call this person Bob. Bob is purporting on their LinkedIn page that ...
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Should I disclose cheating incident if I am not asked?

I have been convicted for academic misconduct in my college some years back. Now suppose I am applying for a program that does NOT ask about any academic misconduct. Would it be in my best interest ...
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Are there any examples of legal issues with academic fraud?

If somebody gets a law/engineering degree or something similar with academic fraud surely they could be sued for malpractice? Maybe another examples is/are doctors. Are there any examples of this ...
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Is it a must to collect resources from previous students to be a successful student?

Last semester, I was doing well (A+) in three of the five courses I was taking, but had a problems with two others: For one course, the professor supplied a long list of study materials of several ...
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Admitted to plagiarizing (second misconduct), and afraid of expulsion. In need of advice [closed]

Important note: This was not the first time I was reported for academic misconduct. The first time was when I cheated on an exam for another class. I disclosed how I cheated and accepted the ...
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Professor falsely accusing me of cheating in a class he does not teach, two months after end of the class. What precautions should I take?

I'm a domestic student in the US. Despite my poor English, it's my first language. In May 2019, I finished a class on web development. My final submission was a simple but fully functional web app. ...
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Would denouncing cheaters from an exam make me less likely to receive penalties?

I aced my undergrad studies and got the best offer I could ever dream of for grad school. And three **** might have ruined it. They ran into me and asked for help with "studying". Turns out it was ...
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Should I cheat if the majority does it?

I'm taking the last and hardest exams of my master degree. During the exams we aren't allowed to use anything else but our brain. Cheating is pretty easy though: one has the lecture notes and all the ...
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Is it considered cheating if you post assignment questions on a site but no one answered it

If you post an assignment question on a 3rd party site. But got no answers from it. Is that still considered cheating?
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Should such CS coursework be subject to plagiarism?

I just joined a new CS course and have some trouble understanding whether I should be worried that my coursework is to be considered plagiarized or not. The following is the situation. I am doing a ...
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Professor says he won't report my cheating if I admit it in writing. Is it a trap? [closed]

I cheated on a homework assignment. The professor found out. I am afraid of what is going to happen. I know I should face the consequences. I am thinking about just withdrawing from my PhD program now,...
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I think I may have violated academic integrity last year - what should I do?

I think I may be overthinking things, as I’m known to having a huge guilt complex. As an undergraduate last year, we were given a coding assignment to complete that was worth 15% of our overall mark ...
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Problem with a cheater

I will be taking something similar to an entry exam for university. I also had another exam last week and then one person tried to cheat off me, but I didn't let him. Now I'm a little bit anxious that ...

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