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March 17, 2006

Albany -- A recent study found that seventy percent of college students have admitted to some sort of academic cheating, and thirty-seven percent have used the Internet to plagiarize.

On-line cheating has become a growing problem at Darton College, especially for the courses taught on-line. Faculty say on average, for every class of twenty-five, three will attempt to copy their work from the Internet.

However, teachers say they're easily catching on to students who cheat. "It's very easy," said English Professor Ulf Kirchdorfer. "You can use Google or any search engine and type in a few words and usually the student's work will appear."

If students are caught cheating at Darton, they can receive a zero for the assignment and a "F" in the course.

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