One of the best ways to avoid the temptation to plagiarize or to cheat is to plan ahead. If you are behind in your work, you often become sloppy. For example, you don't double-check your bibliography because you are in a hurry and leave off a key source you cited several times in your paper. In other cases students won't leave themselves enough time to write that paper or study for that test. In those cases the temptation to plagiarize or cheat can become very strong. Here are some tips for planning ahead and avoiding that temptation:
If your instructor hasn't given you deadlines along the way for a big assignment or paper, use a Research Calculator. Put in the date you are going to begin working on the assignment, when the assignment is due, and the subject area of the assignment. You'll then get a schedule to help you plan your time effectively.