Plagiarism is rapidly becoming one of the hottest and most troublesome issues for academic institutions. In the digital age, copying and pasting work is extremely easy and, unfortunately, commonplace. In fact, a recent survey at Cambridge found that nearly half of all students admitted to having used improperly cited text at some point.
With the very high consequences associated with plagiarism, both for the students who are accused and for the schools wrestling with the issue, it is important to handle plagiarism cases in a productive manner that does more than merely punish those caught.
Fortunately, CopyByte can help. We have worked with various academic institutions, including high schools and colleges, to provide consulting, analysis and research to help schools deal with academic dishonesty.
At CopyByte, we work with schools to help devise anti-plagiarism strategies that are effective at reducing the amount of academic dishonesty that takes place. Through a combination of student awareness, teacher education, technology and enforcement, we can help your school build a system for dealing with plagiarism that can aid in the prevention of dishonesty before it takes place and reduce the number of repeat offenders.
Best of all, these strategies focus on turning plagiarism and plagiarism enforcement into educational opportunities rather than mere disciplinary problems, giving instructors a chance to teach their students rather than creating a climate of conflict.
When cases of plagiarism arise that do require disciplinary action, CopyByte can provide a neutral third-party analysis of the alleged misconduct to help determine the proper course of action.
CopyByte has been brought in by both teachers and students to serve as expert witnesses before disciplinary boards and in court cases related to academic plagiarism.
CopyByte’s reports are thorough, accurate, well-documented and extremely detailed. The reports are created using a combination of the latest tools available and expert human analysis.
We are available for speaking engagements to educational institutions from middle school through graduate programs. This includes programs targeted at educators, students and parents to help everyone understand the issues that surround plagiarism and how to avoid them.
With topics ranging from plagiarism basics for students to plagiarism-proof assignments for educators, there is a large variety of lectures you may wish to use. Best of all, this service can be integrated into a large consulting project to help reinforce the new strategies developed.
If you feel that CopyByte can help you in any way, please contact us and let us know. We will be happy to discuss your situation and find ways that CopyByte can assist you.