There are dozens of insightful articles on why students cheat on exams and almost as many on how students accomplish this. There are also other interesting sites that offer pictures of students actually carrying out their deceitful methods. This article focuses on the how question combining discussion with illustrations so that educators can get a sense of what to look for when suspicions arise. This can go a long way in detecting as well as preventing this devious behavior.

This article is from the Accounting Instructors’ Report, an electronic journal that provides teaching tips and insights to those who teach accounting and other business courses.
Ronald E. Marden, PhD, Professor of Accounting, Appalachian State University
Timothy B. Forsyth, PhD, Kenneth E. Peacock Distinguished Professor of Accounting, Appalachian State University

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