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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Caught cheating [closed]

I'm 2 weeks away from being done with my program. A classmate & myself got caught looking at the quiz answers while the teacher left the room, but all of our 10 other classmates were benefiting ...
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What are the ethical considerations when publishing a cheating technique?

Suppose I have devised a way to cheat at cards, exams or any other situation in which secret communication with other people or machines provides unfair advantage. The method is novel and uses ...
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Got Caught Telling My Friend Something Need Help! [closed]

Okay so I am a Computer Science student Today was our Programming Fundamentals paper basically I am very good in Programming so I finished my paper early and was so happy after leaving the exam class ...
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Is it wrong to unintentionally withhold information?

I recently posted something related to this (If an assumption proves to be false, is the research then meaningless?), but it is still bothering me. As I mentioned in that last post, I conducted my ...
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why should you tell on a cheater on a test? [duplicate]

how would you tell on a cheater?
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Falsely accused of cheating in college [closed]

I finished up a final exam right before the holidays, it was 10 questions, fully mathematically explained questions, and just after the holidays, I got an email from my professor saying that I am ...
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Other students report that a student faked illness and asked classmates about the final exam before taking a makeup. Is it academic dishonesty?

I am an instructor at an American university. A student of mine, Student H, claimed that he was very sick and had to miss the final exam. Based on my trusting students in general, I allowed Student H ...
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Is it plagiarism if I copy somebody else's answer I already solved but misplaced?

For an assignment, I was supposed to do some tedious calculations and essentially compute a certain number of things and then just list them as answers, one after another, without the calculations. ...
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Writing a recommendation letter for a student I reported for academic dishonesty

A few years ago, I reported a student for academic dishonesty (in a graduate-level mathematics course, they were copying solutions off the internet, nearly verbatim). After acknowledging their wrong-...
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Academic Misconduct with alternate exam? Minimizing damage?

An individual I know is in an interesting situation and I was just wondering what you guys thought about it. This individual had an exam conflict and emailed the instructor to arrange an alternate ...
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I used a solution that I happened to already have on my laptop on an exam. Did I cheat?

In a programming in-class test, one of the problems was to write up a certain famous program in Maple. However, I had already written up this program prior to the test just as a hobby, and it was in a ...
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Is there any research done on ideal proctoring algorithms?

I am a grad student TA and I proctor exams. I want to know, what is the best way to proctor? As in, paths to take while walking, when to stand, when to walk, etc. Is there any rigorous studies on ...
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Should a professor give students a take-home exam when the answers might be available online?

A professor at a top USA university recently assigned a take-home exam for a masters-level computer science course. One of the questions was extremely difficult, but the answer was available online. ...
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Accused of cheating, without anyone witnessing it? [closed]

During a 3 hour midterm, my phone was confiscated because I had it on my person, when we weren't suppose to have the phone with us. My phone was on the chair in between my legs, but I was not using it....
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Is studying past exams I found online cheating? [duplicate]

I had an exam this morning. Last week the teacher had warned us that her exams are tough; this scared me. I wanted to see what her exams were like, so to study I searched through the exam repository ...
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Do academic integrity pledges work?

Our students are asked to sign an "academic integrity" pledge with each assignment and exam, vowing that they have not given nor received unauthorized assistance on the assignment. What (peer-...
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i was caught cheating in my exam, I know it's wrong and I know I'm not stupid, it's just that how should I deal with it? [closed]

I didn't really study much for the exam because I overslept due to hormones and I know it is not an excuse but anyway during the exam, my class mate passed me a paper with answers in it and by the way ...
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How to minimize cheating while running a computer-based quiz?

I will be teaching a course that has a significant programming component. I would like to evaluate students' programming skills using a computer-based quiz/exam, because it seems to me that this is a ...
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Am I obliged to tell students that there are different versions of the exam?

This past term, I was teaching in a collaborative classroom where students sit together at round tables. This works well for in-class activities and peer learning, but is the not exactly the best ...
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an honest A grade student cheating? [closed]

A friend asked me to post this. I am an A grade undergraduate student who participated in many competitions and won many trophies for the Uni. So basically, during a final exam, a proctor felt that ...
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A Student turned in an essay answer to a question I haven't asked yet. What to do?

A student turned in a bunch of homework assignments, poorly organized and many not labeled. One of them was on a topic for several weeks from now. The student turned in a short essay for the ...
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Is it plagiarism to hire a freelance programmer for an assignment but change a lot of it before you submit it?

I took freelancer tutor help for a Python programming coursework during my MS but did not submit the exact code he gave, I refracted it and changed a lot of it. Is it considered plagiarism? I am ...
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My partner posted our code on Github and I am now being investigated for cheating. What to do?

Last year I took a class where we had to work with a partner on programming assignments. Apparently someone's solution from this year has a 50% match with our solution from last year. I did not ...
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Should I disclose academic misconduct on a grad application?

I am applying to a master's programs right now and am in a bind. My professor accused me of academic misconduct in one of my undergraduate classes. After I submitted my assignment I had asked a ...
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Is referring to a textbook solution considered academic dishonesty?

There are weekly homework assignments based on a textbook. We will finish each problem set and hand that in every two weeks. Since the assignments are straight out of the textbook, it is very easy ...
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Am I allowed to show properly redacted exams to a colleague to determine if cheating occurred?

On an exam I recently administered, I discovered that several students had turned in essentially the same solutions for multiple questions. Before launching an academic dishonesty investigation, ...
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Is it okay to share work submitted for undergraduate assessment online?

I'm an undergraduate theoretical physics student in the UK nearing the end of my degree. Over the course of my studies, I've produced a lot of computational code and written reports that I think would ...
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Were any Russian diploma mills once prestigious universities?

Like many countries, the Russian Federation seems to have a lot of diploma mills that grant academic degrees to anyone who will pay the enrolment fees (and possibly fulfill some nominal academic ...
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Moral dilemma in unwittingly being paid to complete a student's work

I am a computer science freelancer who takes on medium-sized projects I can complete in a month or less. I was approached by someone who wanted a set of 12 tutorials at least 500 words each about ...
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How will academic misconduct as a first year undergraduate affect graduate studies admission?

I am a 1st year undergraduate student and I just put myself in trouble this week by cheating in a midterm exam. This is my first offence, so I still have a 2nd chance and, trust me, I will learn from ...
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What can students do if a professor penalizes an entire class because one student cheated on an exam?

Today, I was taking a test in my intro to sociology course. It is a difficult enough class when the minimum requirement for an A is 96%. It is also difficult when the professor gets off-topic and does ...
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Someone reported cheating during a quiz, but I didn't catch it myself

There was a weekly quiz in a TA discussion section I led today. During the quiz I was writing things I planned to talk on the board and didn't pay attention to students. Then one student suddenly ...
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Why is it reasonable to believe that this student handed in a term paper from another class?

I have a student who has handed in a term paper from another class, only changing the title page, and he claims that he only put the due date for the current course's term paper on the cover sheet of ...
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Is it plagiarism to reference a fictitious source?

I'm dealing with a student essay that references three books in support of a claim. None of the books referenced have authors listed, and, based on the contents of the student's essay, I can't find ...
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Continuum from collaboration on homework to copying

Some of the work I grade does not seem to be copied verbatim, but also seems close enough that one student or another is being a parrot and does not totally understood what they are saying. My ...
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Cheated in Undergrad setting

While in undergrad in my final semester, I cheated on an exam and got caught. The teacher gave me a zero on the exam, I got a C- in the class, and I got a warning from the Dean's Office, which is on ...
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Accused of cheating on masters final; afraid that appeal will bring retaliation (ruining PhD applications)

A friend of mine is finishing up a masters program and has applied to PhD programs around the nation last fall, as well as within the existing college. She had received several glowing letters of ...
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Are professors allowed to accuse someone of cheating based on a general increase in test scores?

Let’s say a professor has seen that the average score for the midterm exam was a grade and a half higher than it was in previous years. Because of this he gained a reasonable suspicion of cheating (he ...
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Ethically, should you report cheating that you learned of indirectly? [closed]

Six classmates and myself have been in the same program for the past 2 years and one of them just informed me of another classmate that sits beside him of cheating on exams, so I informed the ...
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Friend's Involvement in Plagiarism [duplicate]

So, I've edited the question to hopefully give more clarity on the situation: I've recently learned that my friend ( A ) assisted in plagiarism for another student ( B ) by completing the vast ...
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I was caught having my phone out during a final, but I failed the test so would I still get referred to the dean? [closed]

So I had my phone on me while taking my final and one of the TAs asked if I did which I admitted to having it; he then just asked me to place it on the desk next to me and leave it there for the rest ...
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cheating in theoretical exams as there is no time! [closed]

We all know cheating in exams is almost an academic crime. However, a friend of mine has some extraordinary circumstances.. He works full time job and studies at uni at the same time five days a week ...
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Cheating university in the name of university campus in Malaysia. [closed]

Can any higher educational institution use 'university campus' title for their unnamed building when they run franchise program from UK university? Nottingham Ran Franchise https://www....
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I reported several students for cheating, will anything ever be done by the math dept? [closed]

There was an elaborate scheme to cheat on an in-class final exam a couple of semesters ago. Students in the back of the room set up an exam-swapping strategy: circle a problem that you didn't know ...
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What to do when my course-mates are making up research results for a class paper?

My course-mates and I have a scientific paper to do for a class and, despite having had almost 3 months to do it, no one has done anything (or at least tried to do anything) on the research, and now ...
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I could see what part of the exam paper another student seemed to be focusing on, now I'm worried I was cheating [closed]

I suffer from OCD and intrusive thoughts. I was once in a test and we were given this extract on a page. I had been analysing the top part of the extract, only. Then, I may have seen the other ...
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What to do when some students pay someone to solve their exams projects and thesis?

There are some students on my masters program in mathematics who don't even know the basics of mathematics like an example of a continuous function or similar. They pay someone else to solve the ...
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What questions should I ask to find out originality of students’ work?

As a TA, I should review undergraduate students’ works, containing reports and computer codes in order to find out whether plagiarism or cheating occurred or not. I tried to use online and offline ...
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Professor sleeps in class and makes cheating easy

I’m a senior in my final year of a B.S. degree in Engineering in the United States. One of my professors is in a geriatric state (he is not tenured). His class is largely themed around student ...
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Is reusing old code for a new assignment considered self plagiarism? How to protect yourself if you consider it to be, and a group partner does not?

I am taking a graduate machine learning course and am working with another student in the class on a final project. In his undergraduate studies, the other student wrote code that accomplished a ...