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How Copy-Paste Is Rewriting The Worst Tricks For Student Plagiarism

In this end-of-year exams and papers season, a new French study analyzes the evolution of cheating techniques in the past five years, in particular the widespread digital tool we all have come to know as "copy-paste."

Kids these days: no imagination whatsoever (avatar-1)
Kids these days: no imagination whatsoever (avatar-1)
Sanaa Nabi

PARIS - As the academic year draws to a close, it's time for end-of-year exams and papers. But what (and whom) are the teachers correcting finals and grade papers actually reading?

Techniques for cheating have changed drastically in the past few years. With the widespread use of digital tools in schools and universities, new methods are emerging that have helped make plagiarism both more widespread, and at the same time notably unimaginative.

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