Which Is Worse: Cheating Vs. Plagiarism
So apparently the Atlanta public schools aren't engaged in any systemic test cheating scheme, but kids individually and en masse are cheating on papers and such without fully appreciating what they're doing. Cheating Inquiry in Atlanta Largely Vindicates Schools NYT: An independent commission found no evidence of “any district-wide or centrally coordinated effort to manipulate” test scores... Lines on Plagiarism Blur for Students in the Digital Age NYT: Many students simply do not grasp that using words they did not write is a serious academic misdeed.. Which is worse? v I say cheating on tests. Which is more prevalent? I'm guessing it's plagiarism. Submitting papers to Turnitin is de rigeur at some schools -- every paper, every kid, part of the regular turning papers in system. It's the mash-up culture gone wild.