3.3 Plagiarism

This is a huge and increasingly worrying issue for assessors, given in particular the ever-increasing use of the internet as a learning resource. Even under strict invigilation conditions, it is not impossible for students to give and receive ‘answers’ to questions in computer-based examinations.

Issues relating to plagiarism

  • Poor assessment practice invites plagiarism.
  • Choose activities and assessment methods that limit possibilities for plagiarism (some of these have been discussed already).