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Cheating and Plagiarism. Enid Brown & David Telles-Langdon Kinesiology and Applied Health. Cheating. Honest students rely on us to attempt to level the playing field What can we do to reduce cheating and plagiarism?. Test and Exams. Different test/exam for different sections - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Cheating and PlagiarismEnid Brown&David Telles-LangdonKinesiology and Applied Health

  • CheatingHonest students rely on us to attempt to level the playing field

    What can we do to reduce cheating and plagiarism?

  • Test and ExamsDifferent test/exam for different sections

    Different test/exam for students writing early/late

    Students should bring photo ID and sign in

    Students may not bring electronic devices

  • Test/Exam SetupBook a second/larger room

    Use dividers and/or assigned seating

    Mix up order of questions (A and B tests)

    Use long answer questions

  • Test/Exam AdminEncourage washroom visits BEFORE test starts, discourage drinking

    DT-L checks bathroom before exam for cheat notes (has found material)

    No hats, or hats on backward

  • DRC CautionsTests in DRC should be written at SAME time as yours

    Confirm student has no access to internet if using a computer

    Fill out the form DRC sends regarding what student is allowed to use

  • Papers/ReportsOriginal research (video, interview, survey)

    Choose article to be reviewed or ensure it is from the last 3 months (for example)

    Watch for papers appearing in more than one course or for different instructor

  • Papers/ReportsBe specific regarding topic

  • Tools of the TradeHatsBathroom tricksLaptopsPDAsMP3 playersMobile phonesDictionaries & TranslatorsHighlighter scannersVoice recognition software

  • HatsNotes under the brimProtection for roaming eyes

  • Washroom optionsNotes or texts behind the toilet tank or on the drainpipe under the sinkCrib notes rolled up in the toilet paper

  • Laptop computersStore enormous amounts of text, video and audio files.Can connect to the internet wirelessly anywhere on campusAccess to Hotmail accounts for unverifiable uploaded notes

  • Personal Digital AssistantsAKA - PDA, Palm pilot, Blackberry, IPAQ, etc.Virtually the same issues as laptops only much smaller!

  • MP3 PlayersCan record lectures to file folders

  • Cellular TelephonesInternet accessHotmail accountsText messaging with a friend

  • Dictionaries and TranslatorsDictionaries and Translators now all have storage capacity making them unsuitable for examinations

  • Highlighter scannersCopy text into WORD as quickly as you can highlight a passage

  • Voice recognition softwareCreates text in WORD as quickly as you can read a passage aloud.

  • Tricks of the TradePaper mills & Custom papers Simple cut and paste from HTML filesMore complex procedures with protected PDF files

  • Paper mills & Custom PapersPaper mills ($9.95+/pg.)There are dozens of sites offering pre-written papersSome offer to buy papers tooCustom papers ($19.95+/pg.)They claim these are written by grad. studentsSome offer unlimited re-writes

  • Cut & PasteIt is easy to cut & paste from HTML files, WORD documents, PDF files (with Adobe Acrobat Full)

  • Example of a protected PDF

  • Using the Print Screen key to copy it to WORD

  • Using Draw to remove the watermark sample

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