Students Less Likely To Cheat In Upper Level Classes [...]

Students are less likely to cheat in upper-level classes than in broad prerequisites.

It should come as no surprise that students are less likely to cheat in upper-level classes in their majors: These tend to be smaller, more personal, more focused on the students’ own interests, and in general far more intrinsically motivating to students. But we welcome students to campus with required (and often overstuffed) classes that are designed to foster extrinsic motivation—and that nudge them toward academic dishonesty from the beginning. (Source)

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