Wetenschap - 1 januari 1970

Fraud as a sign of respect

Fraud as a sign of respect

Fraud as a sign of respect


Not all students think it necessary to acknowledge sources in a thesis

Students are copying parts of texts from the Internet more and more often,
without acknowledging the source. Many international students say they did
not realise that this is a cardinal sin in academia, liable to stiff
punishment.

An examinations committee recently banned an Asian student from taking
exams for six months. The student ran into serious financial problems as a
result. “The student is reduced to living in sackcloth and ashes, and
sending endless e-mails asking for forgiveness. Repentance always comes too
late,

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