How to deal with the growing issue of contract cheating

April 5, 2018

“How do you deal with cheating if you can’t be sure it’s happening?” writes Emily Baron Cadloff, adding that the problem is becoming worse in a world where students can easily purchase untraceable term papers. Further, the author notes that researchers have had difficulty identifying just how big the problem is. One way of dealing with the issue, says University of British Columbia Okanagan Instructor Shirley McDonald, is to structure assignments so that purchasing a finished paper is not worth a student’s time. This can be accomplished, McDonald adds, by spreading a class’s final mark across many smaller assignments instead of large, end-of-term papers. University Affairs