There are many explanations for why students violate academic integrity. In any particular case, the reason can range from laziness to lack of skill. The following articles present excellent discussions of why students violate academic integrity. By thinking about the underlying reasons for the problem, instructional staff will be better prepared to adopt preventative strategies.
- Plagiarism and the Challenge of Essay Writing: Learning from our Students
Janice Newton discusses how the intellectual task of writing essays poses challenges for students - challenges they may resolve by plagiarizing.
- Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers
Robert Harris provides a comprehensive overview of the factors that could explain student plagiarism and provides useful preventative strategies.
- Questioning Author(ity): ESL/EFL, science, and teaching about plagiarism
Sharon Myers explores plagiarism specifically in relation to non-native speakers of English.