Plagiarism: Do we have a problem?

We get weekly requests from programme managers to run plagiarism test on students’ assignments.  These requests have increased three-fold since last year.  Are we missing a step in our teaching, are students just naive or is it a blatant disregard for the property of others? 

The School of Fail blog recently loaded a very informative infographic on the “life” of plagiarism.





























Source: School of Fail Blog


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