Plagiarism and contract cheating

Practical advice to prevent contract cheating
Creator(s): Academic Development



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This written guide aims to increase CU academic staff awareness of plagiarism related to “contract
cheating” and the use of so-called “essay mills”. It outlines the scope of the issue, explores why students cheat, and offers some practical guidance for staff looking to combat these problems.

It is recommended that this guide is explored alongside the guide on designing out plagiarism. Image:

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