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The Plagiarism Blog

Keeping Current on Plagiarism, Cheating & Academic Integrity by Susan Herzog, Information Literacy Librarian, Eastern Connecticut State University

Pressured to pass
Cheating and plagiarism are serious concerns for university students, faculty and administrators
By Kelly Parker
The Orion Online
September 29, 2004

"When Brandon Gilligan was a first-year student, he missed a day of speech class and a quiz. A friend offered to fill out the quiz for him, and when she turned it in, the teacher noticed her turning in two copies. Both students were taken to Student Judicial Affairs and put on academic probation. Gilligan failed the quiz and had to write a seven-page paper about cheating, but he did not fail the class. He said he was surprised nothing more."