Cheating Students Who Buy Essays off the Internet; Three Cases of Plagiarism a Day in Scots Universities and Colleges
Byline: GRAHAM GRANT
THREE students a day are being disciplined at Scotland's universities and colleges for passing off someone else's work as their own.
At one leading university, plagiarism has risen by more than a third over the past year - while two others have set up 'hit squads' to deal with the problem.
A Daily Mail investigation, backed by academic sources, suggests an annual total of about 1,180 cases in Scotland's 59 academic institutions.
Much of the copying has been blamed on the availability of cheap, readymade essays on the Internet.
An education source said: 'From the figures we have, the average is around 20 cases per …
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Publication information: Article title: Cheating Students Who Buy Essays off the Internet; Three Cases of Plagiarism a Day in Scots Universities and Colleges. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: November 22, 2004. Page number: 17. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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