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How to handle contract cheating

Four years on from the MyMaster cheating scandal that rocked NSW universities, contract cheating – where students engage a third-party individual or service – continues to be prevalent in Australian universities. Research has found that 6 per cent of Australian ...

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India’s ‘two-pronged’ approach to plagiarism

India has made a firm commitment to stamping out plagiarism and contract cheating with the announcement that all public and private universities will be given trial access to anti-plagiarism software. “We have a two-pronged approach. As part of the exercise ...

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Time’s up for cheats as new laws announced

The Morrison government will introduce legislation to curb academic cheating at university, with people found guilty facing up to two years’ jail time or a $210,000 fine. The new laws are targeting so-called “contract cheating”, where third parties provide assessment ...

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A contract cheating update

More than 5 to 10 per cent of students engage in some form of contract cheating. In a tutorial of 20 students, therefore, one or two are cheating in this manner. Associate Professor Tracey Bretag provided this update on contract cheating ...

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