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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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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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I reported cheating in an online exam and now I am scared the professor is going to blame me

I am a software engineering student online and for the first time was accused for plagiarism this semester (it was unintentional), so the university made me take a remediation course and I learned ...
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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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Caught with my phone during an exam [closed]

There was about 30 mins left of the exam, everything had been going well so far, I got nervous as there was 1 question I hadn't answered that was worth a few marks, so I made the irresponsible ...
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Given 0s on Assignments with suspected and dismissed cheating?

Basically, I coded several assignments and a friend turned in code which looks almost identical. I didn't give him my code, and, as far as I know, he didn't even have any way to access it - but it ...
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How to address a class about cheating

An undergraduate course that I teach has roughly 50 first-year students, and without trying I noticed several egregious examples of cheating, both on assignments and on a recent midterm exam. Given ...
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I caught several of my students plagiarizing. Could it be my fault as a teacher?

I have been teaching for three years now. This year, for the first time, I caught multiple students in a class (out of 50) either handing in the task of a colleague or copying the majority of someones ...
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Is creating your own “experiment” considered cheating during a physics exam? [closed]

Consider a qualitative question on a physics exam such as, draw the path of an object's center of mass as it is dropped. I have included a graphic here: Would it be considered cheating in practical ...
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What to do with someone that cheated their way through university and a PhD program?

A person I know cheated through most of their science classes while an undergrad. They literally had someone else take the exams, write reports, and do most of the homework. They then took their ...
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Students' illicit access to answers for online homework systems

I teach physics. Back in the 90's, people teaching freshman physics were pioneers in creating open-source systems such as LON-CAPA for checking students' homework answers. Today the use of open-source ...
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Should I tutor a student who I know has cheated on their homework?

I am a Ph.D. student and I do private tutoring on the side for extra income. Recently a new student contacted me for help with a class, and I met them for one session, which went well overall. They ...
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Falsely Accused of Cheating on a College Final

On Saturday I had a Computer Science final exam. When I finished it and turned it in my teacher told me that she saw online that I had accessed some file from our course (We have notes and our ...
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Correct answers were visible in a test; should I notify my instructor?

In a multiple-choice test at my nursing school, our teacher accidentally left the right answers in bold; not super dark bold, but dark enough for people to figure out. To add insult to injury, the ...
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What is the current industry standard for online course exam proctoring

I am curious what is the current industry standard for delivery of online course materials. I have in mind coursework which traditionally has been graded on the basis of in-class residential tests ...
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Is having access to past exams cheating and, if yes, could it be proven just by a good grade?

I studied for three weeks straight for an exam because I was really anxious to pass it with a high grade, while everyone else didn’t study much. Now the problem is, I had access to the exam from the ...
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Helping With Programming Q's

I am a mostly self taught programmer. I read books and make things in my spare time. I want to go back to school soon for a CS degree and one of the ways I stay sharp is to help with stuff that's ...
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What should I do about my friend who wants me to help her cheat?

Friend: Rome Rome and I started at our new school last year as juniors. We are both now seniors. At this school, we have a chance to graduate high school with our AA degrees. In fact, we are ...
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An undergraduate said they may hire a freelancer to do their work for them. What should I do?

I, a graduate student, have started tutoring undergraduates in computer science at my university to help make ends meet. One student who inquired about my services turned me down upon hearing my rates ...
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Is staring into the cover sheet of the exam paper and looking at the second page considered cheating?

Whenever I receive an exam paper, I usually stare at the cover page. I use the word "stare" instead of just "see" because the cover page is translucent and I could faintly see the page behind if my ...
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I got caught writing my student ID number after the end of the exam. Will I get in trouble? [closed]

I had an exam yesterday morning which lasted 2 hours. There were two supervisors in the room for about 25-30 students. Before the beginning of the exam and again 5 minutes before the end, they told ...
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Is it unethical to supply a marked solution to a student who has shown intent to cheat, with the intent of identifying them for punishment?

One of the adjuncts that I work with found that one of their students had posted their assignment on a freelancer website asking for the solution. We joked that he should place a bid and fail them ...
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Cheating among the international students very common in college. What should I do?

I am an international student in an European country. During midterms and finals, I realized that more than half of the students are overtly cheating. I do not mean just looking other student's paper, ...

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