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Plagiarism: An Ounce of Prevention …

Abstract: Having instructors reinforce basic principles of academic integrity in the classroom and having clearly articulated policies are some of the first steps in ensuring plagiarism is wiped out in higher education. Ideally, every higher learning institution should provide its students with proper guidance and instruction on issues of academic integrity before students set foot in a college classroom. An increasing number of institutions provide coverage on these important matters during freshman orientation. Not all institutions, however, take these steps. Even for those that do, their instruction and guidance probably varies widely in their ability to deter future academically dishonest activity.

Keywords: Higher Education Brief - Continuous Improvement

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