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International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating

What is contract cheating?

As a student, you mind find it difficult to balance your studies, work, and personal life. With a heavy workload and deadlines creeping up, you might be tempted to ask someone else to complete academic work for you. As harmless as it may seem, having someone do the work on your behalf is a form of academic dishonesty. This is called contract cheating.

Contract cheating can include the following offences, but is not limited to:

  • asking a friend or parent to help you finish your paper,
  • paying someone to take an exam for you,
  • getting your hands on a copy of an upcoming test,
  • letting someone use your assignment for academic credits.

What is the International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating?

Every year, on October 19th, the International Center for Academic Integrity brings together academic institutions from all over the world to provide webinars, discussions, resources, contests, and more to help students, faculty, and staff understand, avoid, and prevent contract cheating.

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