Students across the country are doing their exams and even homework online due to the social distancing restrictions of COVID-19.
But many have faced accusations of cheating with the aid of an application called Chegg.
So what effect do these types of new applications have on rules regarding cheating?
The Same Rules Apply
It doesn’t matter what application or service you’re using — the same rules apply.
All too often, we’re really interested in the newest application, as if somehow that’s going to be an exception to the rules.
Just like UberEats didn’t change the fact that we eat food, just how we get it, online services and applications don’t change the rules of the exam.
Knowing the Rules
You’ve got to know what the rules are. That’s the most important thing.
If you know what the rules are — and when in doubt, just ask! — you’ll be able to protect yourself.
Don’t get into the habit of thinking, “Oh, well this specific application the teacher didn’t mention, so it might be ok.”
Read the rules and ask.
Contact DC Student Defense if you’re accused of cheating
But if you do that and still get accused, you need somebody with experience dealing with these types of cases and accusations.
Once you’ve been accused, everything is different. You need someone with an understanding of academia to help you analyze your work and the rules that apply to your test to figure out your defense.
Don’t make the mistake of just trying to do it all by yourself. That’s one of the saddest things we see, when students try to handle it on their own.
You need someone with experience to help you defend yourself. Call DC Student Defense at 202-204-3053 to get help with your defense today.
These materials have been prepared by Cohen Seglias for informational purposes only and are not intended and should not be construed as legal advice.