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Running head: PlagiarismPlagiarismLiberty UniversityHuman Growth and DevelopmentJanice Turner-Boswell02/28/2010Plagiarism Plagarism.org (2010) explains that plagiarism is the act of using or passing off the ideas or writings of another as one's own. There are many ways students and writers plagiarize. Plagarism.org (2010) explains a very obvious form of plagiarism, which is when a writer turns in someone's work as his or her own. Thompson (2008) states that, "Partial copy plagiarism occurs when the exact words or content from a source are inserted as part of your...
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Academic learning in today's changing world brings demands to future professionals. Whether in a traditional classroom, or through distance learning, one thing is similar and which cannot bring forth a successful educational future. One thing that can damage anyone's academic future is plagiarism. Whether being the future of a straight "A" student, or a student who is just getting by. The fact remains that anyone can fall victim to plagiarism. Plagiarism is the use of other writer's words without acknowledging the source and taking those words and passing them off as one's own ideas (Jones, 2001)....
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Plagiarism is becoming more and more prevalent in today's society, with at least 70 percent of college students admitting to cheating at one time or another in their academic careers. (Megehee & Spake, 2008) It can be intentional or unintentional, but the consequences are the same no matter what.Intentional plagiarism is the most common, and there are multiple explanations as to why college students are partaking in this act. The most obvious reason is a student receiving a failing grade, which may make them feel as if there is no other way. Pressures to succeed from an important figure in a student's life can also influence the choice to
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What is plagiarism? Obviously the word must be of some importance as I know it can greatly change ones future. From what I know, plagiarism can happen by careless mistakes, being uneducated of what plagiarism really means or just on purpose to save time for themselves. Some writers may not know the actual detail of how you give another writer full credit of their work. Another could be that some students are lazy, worried or in a rush to finish a paper and think plagiarizing is the best solution at that time for them. Mainly, I think this would happen in high school and colleges. Students in these areas are so busy which could make the idea plagiarizing a way to save them a...
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Plagiarism is a distinguished sounding word. One would almost think that it sounds like some lofty philosophical ideal named for the great Greek teacher Plagiarus, something to be aspired to. This is not so. Plagiarism is in fact a moral misdemeanor, and an academic felony. By definition, plagiarism is "a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work." Socrates, Plato and Aristotle would have frowned on such a practice, and "Plagiarus" would have been kicked out of the academy. Such is the fate of many college students today.
Plagiarism exists in greater and lesser forms. It can range anywhere from...
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With the increase in modern technology in the year 2007 the integrity of academic writing has become more and more compromised. Rather it is a student intentionally copying and pasting information from the internet into their report for class or another student unknowingly copying some information from the internet and using it in a research paper. Academic plagiarism has become more and more of an epidemic as the online world continues to grow the end to its limits does not seem to be near.What is Plagiarism?Plagiarism is defined as; to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own: use (a created production) without crediting the source; to commit literary...
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Part I: Relevant Important Term: Plagiarizing
The english dictionary states several definitions of the word Plagiarize:
1) To steal or purloin from the writings of another; to appropriate without due acknowledgement (the ideas or expressions of another).
2) Take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
3) To put forth as original to oneself the ideas or words of another.
The definition in the dictionary correspondes accurately with what I had defined for plagiarism. According to the definition, you do not commit plagiarism by simply using another person's idea or writing but it occurs only when you do not give acknowledgement or...
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Plagiarism is taking someone’s ideas, or writings, and using them as your own. In colleges all around the United States many students are being bombarded with so much work that they sometimes turn to plagiarism as a way to solve their problems. When a student is given a writing assignment they might have good intentions of doing it and not plagiarizing, but sometimes they get so overwhelmed with the assignment they begin to plagiarize.
One way a student can plagiarize is to copy something directly from another person’s work. A student might also paraphrase something and assume that it is not plagiarizing. It is plagiarism if only small changes were...
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When we have an idea or insight, rarely is it the first time it has ever occurred to an individual. Furthermore, what we learn through formal education, dialogue, and reading (for those who pay attention) becomes an integral part of our thought--we assimilate the ideas of others. Thus, what we may think and say is not necessarily of our own origin, but rather it is a conglomeration of the ideas of others in conjunction with our own native thoughts and understanding--such is human nature. However, there is a fundamental difference between this assimilation of idea and thought through socialization/education versus plagiarism. Plagiarism is defined, as the knowing act of...
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Writing can be a difficult task for some people. For those people, before they start writing, the first thing they do is probably idea gathering, maybe looking for relate article on newspaper or magazine, look up some definition in the dictionary, check the World Wide Web, or even take a trip to the library. Often, they found what they are looking for, and before they know it, they start copying it, maybe a couple of word, few sentence, other people¡¦s idea, or they even copy the whole thing. People often want to take things they like, it is part of human nature. But there are a big different between wanting to than actually taking it without...
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PlagiarismThe consequence of plagiarizing material carries with it shame, exposes academic lethargy and may become costly. Most students take away with them the importance of academic integrity from professors, counselors, peers and even the media. With so much emphasis put on the subject one would think plagiarism would be unheard of amongst writers. However, data presented by Associate Dean of Student Discipline Steven J Tyrell (2004) studies showed 24 students were accused of academic misconduct in a single school year.Webster's dictionary defines plagiarism as "A piece of writing that has...
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"Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal" - TS Eliot
Plagiarism is, as defined by the Council of Writing Program Administrators, is “in an instructional setting, plagiarism occurs when a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas or other original (not common-knowledge) without acknowledging its source.” Plagiarism is a nice word for cheating. 
Analyzing that sentence, “deliberately” and “without acknowledging its source” are the keywords that cause a lot of confusion in the world of art, specifically more so, the world of academics. Plagiarism is a problem because it is often too broad and confusing term.
First, most students do not realize that they are committing...
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1. INTRODUCTIONThe act of plagiarism has been perpetrated by many students, journalists and writers over the past years. This essay aims to discuss plagiarism, starting with a definition and giving possible reasons as to why one may decide to plagiarise. It will then go on describe different types of plagiarism, making use of descriptions as provided by Professor Irving Hexham of the University of Calgary, and conclude my suggesting means by which one can identify and prevent plagiarism.2. PLAGIARISM2.1 DefinitionAccording to Professor Irving Hexham (Internet...
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Plagiarism by Technology
In today's technology driven world, many people are using the internet to fulfill their personal, professional, and educational goals. Technological advances make the internet easily accessible, from a variety of locations, for many people seeking education online. There are many online courses offered and many of the assignments place emphasis on the use of the internet as an information resource. This emphasis can be overwhelming to any student and lead to intentional or unintentional dishonest acts, on behalf of the student, including plagiarism. What is plagiarism? Plagiarism occurs when someone uses someone else's words or ideas and claims them as their own....
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It's two o'clock in the morning, you're just one page into a 10-page term paper that's due at eight o'clock. A few years ago, that would have been it: You would have submitted the paper late, if at all, and dealt with the consequences. But this is 2005, and so, in your most desperate hour, you try a desperate ploy. You log on to the Internet, enter "term papers" into an online search engine, and find your way to www.termpaper.com. There you find a paper that fits the assignment, enter your credit card number, and then wait until the file shows up in your e-mail account. You feel a little ashamed, but, hey, the course was just a distribution requirement, anyway. You put...
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An infectious, virulent plague is ravaging the landscape of academia. It consumes young and old, male and female. The doctors won’t touch it for fear of ineffective results do to the rampant spread of “everyone has done it.” Plagiarism, as defined by the Austin Peay Woodard Library (2004), is “the act of using someone else's words, sentences, or ideas and passing them off as your own without giving credit by citing the original source.” While plagiarism isn’t actually a disease, its spread has been nothing short of pandemic. An infographic found at Schools.com lays out a telling revelation that over 75% of students admit to some form of plagiarism in their academic career....
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What exactly is plagiarism? Plagiarism is the act of stealing another person's words or writing and not properly citing the quotes or paraphrase. Plagiarism can happen without realizing what you have done. According to the website Plagiarism.com, "One out of three high school students admitted that they used the Internet to plagiarize an assignment"(Plagiarism) which is an extremely high number. There are ways around plagiarizing with the most important way is to always cite quotations and borrowed material. Another form of copying is "Copyright Infringement" which is defined by the website copyright.gov as being the copying or use of copyrighted material without consent from the...
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Plagiarism: The Big Picture
There is much more to plagiarism than most people think. To the average individual, that person probably thinks plagiarism is simply copying an original work and thinking it is not a big deal. I used to think this way also, until reality gave me a good slap across the face. Truthfully, plagiarism is a huge issue and is in fact a crime punishable by several means.
There are two types of plagiarism: accidental/unintentional plagiarism and intentional plagiarism. Plagiarising intentionally would be copying and pasting directly from a source without paraphrasing at all. The types of people that do this perhaps want to make themselves look knowledgeable and seem...
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Ethics and plagiarism go hand in hand. In a world that says cheaters prosper, it is no wonder that plagiarism runs rampant in our society. Once considered a country that was founded on integrity, honesty, and upright morals; we find ourselves in a society that rewards those who pass off other’s work as their own making it hard for individuals that truly deserve recognition and work hard think about their ethics. It is important to understand what plagiarism is and what the consequences of intentional plagiarism are. In my opinion, passing off someone else’s work is highly inappropriate, unacceptable, or for a lack of better words just plain wrong.
According to Griffin (2006), new ideas...
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Plagiarism and the Internet
Plagiarism is a major problem in colleges around the world. In a study by the Psychological Record, it was found that at least thirty six percent of undergraduates have confessed to plagiarism (Statistics, 1). Plagiarism is the unethical act of stealing ideas, thoughts, and feelings from others without giving the author proper credit. Today, it has become such a serious issue that there are resources available for teachers to identify plagiarism and the penalties are numerous.
Plagiarism is often known as ¡theft¡ or ¡fraud¡ (Plagiarism, 1). It is classified as theft because it is the act of stealing one¦Ðs ideas. It is fraud...
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In order to be a good writer, a person must have a repertoire of original words. It is more imperative now than ever, for writers to be able to have originality in their writings. They also must be able to use citations appropriately or they could be accused of plagiarism. This paper will discuss several different issues regarding plagiarism. These issues include:
1. The definition of plagiarism and why students plagiarize.
2. Intentional vs. unintentional plagiarism
3. The importance of citing with specific examples of improper citation and why it is considered plagiarism.
4. Discussion on citing, direct quoting, paraphrasing and expressing another’s ideas.
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1 Most universities believe students should be expelled immediately due to the acts of plagiarism. But is it really safe to jump to such an extreme conclusion for an action that in most cases, require some sort of investigation or trial? For many years, universities have battled students on this particular subject. Plagiarism has levels that should be dealt with by first locating the cause, examining the evidence, and determining whether it was purposely planned or not. Students, just like their professors, sometimes make simple mistakes and no student should be immediately expelled for unobvious plagiarism. Immediate expulsion is unruly and unfair to students who actually work hard, but...
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Plagiarism, one of the main problems of academic life, is a simple subject to describe, but hard to avoid. It can be simply put in this way as in The Cambridge Dictionary; to use another person's idea or a part of their work and pretend that it is your own. As defined clearly in the dictionary, plagiarism is nothing but stealing someone else’s work. And yes, it is wrong to plagiarize, but most of the people continue to do it. One of the reasons for this is the ones who plagiarize don’t know what plagiarism is. As Evans J. writes: ‘Everyone seems to know plagiarism is wrong, including those who commit the offence, but few know how to completely define it…’ As these people don’t know what...
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The definition of plagiarism as changed by a huge amount in the past decade all thanks to technology even though it has helped in a lot of other fields technology has greatly stunted the growth of student’s ability to conduct good researching skills and then leading to plagiarism, it used to merely consist of copying of another students paper but in this day and age it has become so much more. Universities and professors are in a tight spot with the technological field of plagiarism, finding a way to combat this problem has been around for years but there has not been a successful way of doing it yet. There have been many programs people have created to wean out plagiarists, but they can be...
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Plagiarism seems to be an increasing problem in today's society, especially on college and university campuses, with the immense resources presently available to people. Previously, individuals were restricted to finding information in resources such as books, magazines, journals, encyclopedias and newspapers, but with the technology and the growth and popularity of the Internet, plagiarism has truly become an issue. There seems to be a direct correlation with the increasing use of the Internet and decreasing amount in student writing. Plagiarism.org defines plagiarism as "the improper use, or failure to attribute, another person's writings or ideas".
Plagiarism can actually...
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Plagiarism has become a major issue among university students around the world. Academic misconduct has been a concern to those teaching at the universities. Hence, to prevent this from occurring the educational bodies have implemented measures to avoid plagiarism. Presently, the newly recruited students are informed of the consequences of plagiarism and that stern action is in place (Ashworth, Bannister, & Thorne,1997,p.1). However, plagiarism can be divided into two parts: deliberate and inadvertent. Presented here are the reasons why student plagiarism is considered quite high at western universities, even though many of the university students do not mean to cheat. There are three...
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Plagiarism is a serious offense and a growing trend in our society today. Some may associate plagiarism with the idea of taking someone else’s writing and making it their own. In fact plagiarism involves anything that is copied or taken and said to be of your own work. Dictionary.com defines plagiarism as “the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work, as by not crediting the author”. In fact this definition covers all types of cheating and misrepresentation of ones own work. There are many numbers and statistics that can be found on the amount of individuals that have admitted to cheating....
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Plagiarism and the Internet
A recent study of 500 middle and high school students by Dr. Donald L. McCabe, Rutgers professor and authority on academic dishonesty, revealed that half the students felt it was okay to have parents do their homework. Plagiarism is an extremely controversial issue, whether copying other students work in grade school or getting information from a document on the Internet, plagiarism plagues the minds of the youth of today. The question is how far will students take plagiarism according to their own personal code of ethics?
The true debate comes into play when the idea of plagiarism versus ethics and morals is looked at. Because of the differences in...
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Plagiarism: A Serious Crime
Plagiarism is a serious crime and should be treated seriously by anyone who chooses to plagiarize. Plagiarism should not be treated lightly and is something that needs to be thought about thoroughly before anyone decides that he or she wants to plagiarize. It is nothing needs to be ignored or brushed off like itðs nothing and the person can get away with it.
People spend too much time thinking, writing, experimenting or working for someone to just think that they have the right to just come in and steal that personðs idea. Plagiarism is stealing. Stealing is taking someone elseðs things without them having knowledge that you are...
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Plagiarism is pervasive in all facets of today’s society. It is a shame, as most people have seemed to fault the children and or technology and failed to look at those that the students should emulate. “In one school district in Atlanta, at least 178 teachers and principals were implicated in a widespread falsification of student test scores.” (Beckett, 2011) When plagiarism is found at the top, it is hard to trust anyone, let alone a classmate. “The number of reports of teacher cheating has increased from 69 three years ago to 263 in the past year, she said.” (Beckett, 2011) This trend is as important a data point as student plagiarism is. “Further, an overwhelming majority — 89 percent —...
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Plagiarism is a really big problem these days, it doesn't matter which country you come from or how rich you are; what really matters is the education you have and the principles and values your parents have passed on to you to behave and succeed in life.Last Sunday, I had dinner in my neighbor's house. When I got there, the kids were watching a "Pirata" DVD. First, while you were watching the DVD you could see people standing up in their seats, which was really uncomfortable. Second, it was sad to know that people refilmed the movies with no remorse in the CINEMA!! And 3rd which was what really got me out of orbit was that they had bought a "Pirata" DVD with no guilt at...
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Because students often are confused about what is and is not plagiarism, I have prepared this handout to help you understand what is acceptable. There are some gray areas and if you have any questions, ask your instructor. Plagiarism is very serious and it can be grounds for failure in a course. So ask first.
Another important point is that as you progress in your education the standards become higher. As a College student you are expected to have your own ideas. To read information and explain it in your words. If you complete an assignment by copying material, you are not showing that you understand something. Only that you can repeat what the textbook says. This does not...
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Genesis and Theogony…Plagiarism?
The Book of Genesis is a compilation, and like every compilation it has a wide variety of contributors who, in turn, have their individual influence upon the final work. It is no surprise, then, that there exist certain parallels between the Theogony, the cosmogony of the early Greeks, and the Book of Genesis, the first part of the Pentateuch section of the Bible. In fact, arguments may be made that the extent of this 'borrowing', as it were, is not limited to Genesis; the Theogony has its own roots in Greek mythology, predating the Book of Genesis by a thousand years. A superficial examination of this evidence would erroneously lead one to believe that...
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What comes to one’s mind when we think about plagiarism, many people may think of theft or the act of stealing intellectual property. According to Webster-Merriams’ dictionary, plagiarism is “the act stealing and passing off (the ideas and words of others) as one’s own” (Webster-Merriam). Webster seems to have left a little something out. Plagiarism is not just the act of stealing one’s work. It is also the result of ethical deterioration of academic integrity. In the discussion of plagiarism, a controversial issue is whether plagiarism is taken seriously enough and whether the consequences are severe enough. Many people assume the obvious — that the consequences of plagiarism result in a...
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Plagiarism is an act to use the words or ideas of another person as if they were one's own words or ideas. Plagiarism is frowned upon by society because the act not only affects the victim, but also the culprit in more ways than one. The culprit will lose their code of conduct and trust. Plagiarism affects the rules outlining the rights and responsibilities for an individual including ethical, honor and moral codes, as well as halachic and religious laws. To ensure that plagiarism will not be tolerated, almost all institutions incorporate academic integrity. In this research paper, I am going to describe three universities' principles on academic integrity and the consequences of...
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The Problem of Internet Plagiarism
In November 2001, CNN reported a case of alleged rampant plagiarism at the University of Virginia involving 72 cases and 148 students. What happened at the University of Virginia is only one of many cases of plagiarism faced everyday all over the world. Plagiarism itself is not a new problem, but the Internet has made a difficult situation even more complex. According to Ryan:
Plagiarized work used to be generated through frat house recycling efforts, purchased from local ghost writers, or simply copied from campus library reference materials, all clumsy efforts readily detectable by educators familiar with their course material. But the World Wide...
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Plagiarism - An Ever-increasing Problem
Plagiarism has been a problem to academic institutions for centuries. Plagiarism basically means taking credit for somebody else’s work. The technical definition of plagiarism, as used by State University, is presenting work done (in whole or in part) by someone else as if it were one's own. Dishonest practices that go hand in hand with plagiarism include faking or falsification of data, cheating, or the uttering of false statements by a student in order to obtain unjustified concessions. In the past, plagiarism had been limited by the availability of information that is worth plagiarizing, either in area libraries, in newspapers and...
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How to Beat Online Plagiarism
Plagiarism is best described as copying someone else's work and putting your name on it without giving the original author any credit for his or her work. It is a problem that has existed in academia for centuries, since the creation of text documents. Original methods of plagiarism were limited, however, to copying by hand the work of another person from sources found in libraries and other books and magazines. This form of plagiarism, while it still existed was not simple to perform in that the student would continue to be forced to find and read text that was relevant to his or her project. This process has changed within the 1990's as a result of the...
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Plagiarism: The Pestilence in Education
When I think of plagiarism, I imagine a person literally stealing from another individual. The term plagiarism is derived from the Latin word plagi rius, which essentially represents the felony of kidnapping. An individual who kidnaps anothers work is a felon. Obviously, this form of larceny is not as immoral as the form for which one can be imprisoned; however, most educators and honest students view plagiarism in this manner. Within education I conceive that there are two kinds of plagiarism: copying a paper word-for-word and not providing the correct recognition to the original author when utilizing their composition. I believe that each...
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How to Combat Internet Plagiarism
In the past, plagiarism was practiced as a means of desperation or necessity, instead of out of pure laziness as it tends to be today. Now, with the development of the Internet, there are many websites that offer tips, sources for papers, along with papers that have already been written and submitted to the website. All of these can be free for download, or if you need a special kind of paper, it can be made specifically for a price ranging between $8.95 and $20.00 per page. All these illegitimate recourses are available to a person who is able to navigate around the Web.[i] Along with this, there are also ways for teachers and professors to...
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Plagiarism, Cheating and the Internet
Cyber cheating is defined as “the use of technology tools in inappropriate ways for academic work.”(Conradson & Hernandez- Ramos, 2004, p1) Although technology has dramatically advanced our society in many positive ways, one negative aspect of technology is its effects on student cheating. Many believe that the internet is the “number one sociable force which leads students to plagiarize.” (Mayfield, 2001, p1) There is an increasing number of online cheating websites which students use. Along with these sites come programs which help teachers and professors detect student plagiarism. Besides the internet students have found ways to...
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Plagiarism has become a widespread problem in our society. Plagiarism is categorized as the using of ideas, words, concepts, or beliefs of others, without giving them credit for originating them. It seems as if everyone is looking for the quick and easy way of completing tasks by borrowing from their predecessors. Borrowing ideas or words from those who have come before us and have gained knowledge on a particular subject is what education is all about, however, when someone does borrow or use someone else’s information, they are morally, and often times legally, obligated to give due credit to the source. Plagiarism is a form of cheating, and cheating hurts everyone involved...
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Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and using them as one’s own. It seems simple and not hard to comprehend, but some students do not realize when they plagiarize. The problem may come from being uneducated about the topic or not thinking the teacher will catch it. For instance, students do not know that copying from Wikipedia, which may contain no author, is plagiarizing if the work is not cited. With the use of technology and easy access to answers or completed essays, original work sounds too complicated for students who would rather spend their time doing more enjoyable things such as going to basketball or football games and parties. However, with new...
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Ever since the invention of the printing press and other forms of mass reproduction, duplicating the work of another has gone from being a painstaking and time-consuming task to a simple click of a mouse. As society moves towards an electronic-based culture, plagiarism, the act of using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person, has become much more prevalent due to the ease with which it can be done. With plagiarism becoming commonplace in colleges and universities, teachers have begun to restrict what can and cannot be submitted to fulfill assignment requirements. As a general rule, a paper that was written by a student for one course may not be handed in...
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AbstractAs a team we are required to write a research paper on Ethics in an Academic Environment. In this research paper, we will explain how a particular issue, plagiarism, relates to ethics in an academic environment and how it affects everyone involved in it. In today's world of high speed internet, high powered computers and free access to thousands of databases and publications, access to a vast amount of information is just a "click away". When used properly, this information can benefit students and general academics around the world. When used improperly, it can help create one of the biggest...
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The World Wide Web and Plagiarism
In the recent past when computers were available to the public, users could easily type a document without having to retype a whole page to correct or add a part to a document. Shortly after that came the Internet where countless pages of documents and information became accessible to nearly everybody. The problem with plagiarism was much smaller and easier to detect before the Internet. Preceding the Internet, plagiarized materials used to originate from fraternity houses’ efforts to recycle earlier information, copied directly from books at a library, or purchased from local ghostwriters. Professors who were familiar with their...
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Is plagiarism really occurring on college campuses? Should it be considered a serious offense? Do the students who plagiarize know that what they are doing is wrong? These are some of the questions that Edward M. White discusses in his essay “Student Plagiarism as an Institutional and Social Issue.” Being a professor himself, White sees firsthand the occurrence of cheating on college campuses. He claims that blatant plagiarism “subverts the very nature of education and reflects some aspects of what is worst in American society” because it is morally wrong (202). The backing for his claim is the fact that plagiarizing is stealing someone else’s words. Thus he warrants that...
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Plagiarism: The Illegal Recycling of Information
Plagiarism is defined as using others people’s ideas, writings, and quotes without giving credit to the author by citing the material in the paper. Plagiarism can come from copying many things including charts, graphs, text, and music. Even paraphrasing an author’s work without citing it can be considered plagiarism. Plagiarism certainly has been around long before the first research project was assigned. One of the most famous scientists Gregor Mendel had his work plagiarized by another scientist Hugo de Vries in the 19th century. Mendel had come up with breakthroughs in genetics, but no one realized what he had...
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Plagiarism - A Severe Threat to the Society
Every day throughout the world, teachers strive to attain the most from their students in every aspect of life, from effective communication and language skills, to the development of individualism and the concept of being the best that you could be. With the use of exams, class discussions, and written assignments, educators subconsciously reinforce the idea that success can only be achieved from within, with personal expression and dedication to each and every task faced in modern existence. The world, as we see it today, has not evolved by people copying one another’s ideas. It has evolved from the willingness of individuals to...
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Shakespeare and Plagiarism
William Shakespeare is one of the world’s most prominent playwrights; however, some say that he does not fully deserve the credit for his work because he plagiarized the works of others. Shakespeare, who was born in Stratford upon Avon in 1564, is also known as the “Bard” and has written countless plays and poems which have given rise to countless novels and movie plots (Chandy). It is said that he found a great deal of his inspiration from nature, as he mentions birds in his works more than any other author (Mabillard). Shakespeare supporters might say that he found inspiration from the works of others such as Holinshed and other English historians (Mabillard)...