Episode 146: Patchwriting – What It Is, and How to Avoid It

Patchwriting is a form of plagiarism that most students aren’t aware is plagiarism – substituting in words into the sentence structure of a source. It’s like Academic MadLibs. In this episode, Adam and Dinur compare paraphrasing to patchwriting, explain why patchwriting is a form of plagiarism, and go over how to paraphrase instead of patchwrite. […]

Episode 143: How Students Perceive “Cheating”

In a recent Inside Higher Ed article, survey results showed 9 different reasons why students cheat. Join Adam and Dinur as we go over these reasons, as well as some ways to help students stop cheating. Show Notes Inside Higher Ed, “How Students See Cheating, And How Colleges Can Contain It”

Episode 89: Let’s Talk About Cheating

Academic dishonesty takes many forms these days – so many, in fact, that it’s hard for students to know what’s dishonest and what’s not. It’s also getting harder for teachers to teach students what’s cheating and what’s not, and there are multiple reasons for this. In this episode, Adam and Dinur go over the main […]

Episode 45: Group Work – and Free Riders

One of the reasons students don’t like group work is because, inevitably, there will be a student in their group who does no work and avoids every meeting – and still gets the same grade as the rest of the group. We call this a “free rider” in group studies. How can we, as teachers, […]