Term papers on the wane due to Internet cheating

06/22/2006 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Fears of online plagiarism are prompting many teachers and professors to assign fewer term papers, administer more oral and in-class exams or require students to detail how they did their Web research. A 2003 Rutgers University study found more than a third of college undergrads admitted to pasting passages they'd found on the Internet into their own work without attribution.

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