The need for good scientific academic writing has been found to be of importance in science and engineering education. A literature review and analysis has been carried out on the good scientific academic writing. The paper critically looks at the problem of plagiarism and how it affects the performance of students. It looks at the reasons why students plagiarise. It analyses the methods that could be used to deal with the problem of plagiarism. The paper looks at the steps that can be taken to evaluate whether methods used to stop plagiarism have been effective.
Scientific Academic Writing, Plagiarism, International Students, Science and Engineering students