Last updated: November 2022
Academic plagiarism is the Achilles’ heel of most educators, and the “why students cheat” question haunts them throughout the work process.
They try hard to develop students’ critical thinking and writing skills, but mentees continue to attempt to copy texts and ideas from others, claiming them as own. It’s like a slap in your face or a kick in your… well, any part of your body, isn’t it?
Despite the devastating consequences of academic dishonesty and strong policies against it in most institutions, students don’t realize the problem.