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When suspicions of contract cheating are raised, Authorship Investigate helps investigators quickly gather facts, collate information, and make impartial judgments.

Save time on investigations

Collect a complete history of students’ past assignments and identify outliers in minutes, not hours.

Gather multifaceted insights

Use forensic linguistic analysis and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to determine whether a student has submitted someone else’s work as their own.

Make confident, informed decisions

Surface deep insights and multiple data points to determine next steps and uphold your institution’s quality standards when potential contract cheating occurs.

Connect with experts and peers

Gain access to an online community, and discover best practices and resources from experts worldwide.

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What is contract cheating?


Contract cheating, the practice of engaging a third party to complete an assignment, is on the rise.
Essays can cost as little as ten dollars a page, and students are asking partners, friends, and family to complete their work.


Sixteen percent of students admit to paying a third party to complete their work.

67 percent of instructors say they may not act on suspicions of contract cheating due to insufficient evidence to support their claims.

Ten percent decline in number of university applications an institution receives following a scandal.

Learn More


Interested in learning more about upholding academic integrity and addressing contract cheating at your institution? Check out these downloadable and shareable resources.


Everything You Need to Know About Contract Cheating

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Strategies and Tactics for Combating Contract Cheating

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Why Academic Integrity Is an Essential Part of Your Institution’s Strategic Vision

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Find out how Authorship Investigate can support your institution.