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Responses to a survey of undergraduates in a 100-level course indicate that students understand what plagiarism is and that it is a serious academic offense. However, they are skeptical as to how often plagiarists are caught. Nearly a quarter of respondents admitted that they might plagiarize if pressed for time.
Giles, K. “It’s Only Cheating If You Get Caught: Undergraduate Student Attitudes About Plagiarism”. Presented at the Virginia Library Association Annual Conference. Williamsburg, VA. Sept. 26, 2013.