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Plagiarism in US and UK Academic Institutions - SENTENCE OUTLINE I. Plagiarism is a critical issue in the US and UK academic institutions. A. The growth of the internet has accelerated its wide spread. B. Plagiarism is considered an academic offense. II. Plagiarism occurs in several forms. A. Using others published ideas as one’s own. B. Representing images or excerpts from books, journals as one’s own work. C. Collaboration in assignment requiring individual effort. D. Resubmission of an earlier work as a new piece. III. Anti-plagiarism policies....   [tags: Plagiarism]
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The Effects of Plagiarism - 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....   [tags: Plagiarism, education, ]
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The Problem of Plagiarism - David Presti, professor of University of California at Berkeley, had a hunch that his students were submitting plagiarized papers. "It's so easy to cheat now," Dr. Presti said. "But this increasing digitalization is also making it easier to find cheaters out” (Kopytoff 2000). Through a website called Plagiarism.org, he was able to find that, little over 14% of his students plagiarized at least some of their essays. Due to increased acts of plagiarism amongst students, a number of websites have been developed to detect those acts....   [tags: Plagiarism Essays]
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Plagiarism and the Deterioration of Ethical Values - What comes to ones mind when we think about plagiarism, according to Webster-Merriams’ dictionary plagiarism is “the act stealing and passing off (the ideas and words of others) as ones own” (Webster-Merriam). Webster seems to have left a little something out, plagiarism is not just the act of stealing ones work, it is also the result of ethical deterioration of academic integrity. In discussion of plagiarism, a controversial issue is whether plagiarism is taken serious enough and what the severity of the outcomes are for plagiarizing....   [tags: Plagiarism Essays]
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Causes of Plagiarism - 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....   [tags: Plagiarism Essays]
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What is Plagiarism? - What is Plagiarism. Plagiarism is defined as passing off someone else's work and/or ideas as your own. Copying someone’s work; line for line. Paraphrasing an existing passage; by swapping the words around, or quoting a passage without using the proper citation. Also, besides intentional plagiarism, there is unintentional plagiarism when a person has good intentions and paraphrases a text too closely or forgets to cite his sources accurately. The different types of plagiarism are: Cloning: Submitting another’s work, word for word; Plagiarism can be in the form of a direct copy and paste procedure when a passage is from someone else’s work are copied directly, without any changes....   [tags: Plagiarism Essays] 592 words
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What is Plagiarism and How to Avoid It - Plagiarism, what is it and how to avoid it has been a major question on every students’ mind. Sure it is easy just to copy and paste and take all the credit for the work that another individual put in, but is it worth it. According to WPA, Writing Program Administrators, the definition of plagiarism as states, “plagiarism occurs when a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledging its source.” Plagiarism has always concerned teachers and administrators, who want students’ work to repre¬sent their own efforts and to reflect the outcomes of their learning....   [tags: avoiding plagiarism]
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The Different Types of Plagiarism - Plagiarism is very frequently talked about in all types of settings. Plagiarism is considered a fraud or a scam in most cases. Plagiarism is most commonly heard about and mentioned in a school environment. Since plagiarism is pretty must defined as copying somebody else’s words or ideas as their own without giving credit to the proper author or writer, it makes this issue more commonly widespread than rare in all school settings. The demand of paper work and writing assignments can be overwhelming, especially when more than one has to be written for the same week or day....   [tags: plagiarism, education] 982 words
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Plagiarism in College Work - Plagiarism takes various forms. A student may cheat doing something as extreme as purchasing a paper, hiring someone to write a paper or turning in a paper freely provided by a friend. Many students unknowingly commit Plagiarism by failing to properly cite their sources crediting the authors. Still others cite, but plagiarize by coping much too much and writing far, far too little of their own synthesized thoughts and ideas. Students must be careful about copying too much. If a paper is mostly other writers’ material, that can be considered Plagiarism, even if the student credits their sources....   [tags: Plagiarism Essays]
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How to Avoid Plagiarism - Plagiarism, conventionally defined as literary theft, is the stealing and replication of the original ideas of another person without requesting for consent or crediting the author of a recorded or authored work (Heath 4). It may take several forms, for example, presenting an idea as original even though it has been derived from an existing source, or even neglecting to put quotation marks when quoting a sentence from borrowed work. In as much as plagiarism is widely regarded as a bad practice, it is at times committed unintentionally....   [tags: Plagiarism Essays]
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Plagiarism Must Be Stopped - 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....   [tags: Plagiarism Essays]
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Plagiarism: Who's to Blame? - As technology becomes more and more of an intricate part of today's society it allows for information to travel quickly and more widely available. By this information being so widely available some ethical issues have come to light when it comes to proper credit received to the owners of these ideas. Reynolds (2010) defines intellectual property as "works of the mind that are distinct, and owned or created by a single person or group" (p.428). Intellectual property has legal mechanisms used to protect theses rights such as copyright, patent, trade secret, and trademark laws....   [tags: Plagiarism Essays]
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Plagiarism Cannot Be Tolerated - Today, education is big business. With the explosion of the Internet, more and more people are pursuing advanced education. It has never been easier to get your Bachelors or Masters degree. The business of plagiarism has become big business also. In this paper I will discuss how Brenau University defines plagiarism, what are some potential punishments for intentionally and unintentionally plagiarizing as a student at Brenau University. I will also explain how students attitudes toward plagiarism can impact intellectual property within the general environment of US businesses....   [tags: Plagiarism Essays]
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We Must Work to Stop Plagiarism - Introduction 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....   [tags: Plagiarism Essays]
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Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - As students of high school and college, and even in the professional world, we are asked to research and write on subjects that are seen to be important. The research that we are asked to do, has been done many times in the past, which means people are bound to use others’ ideas and words with no recognition, sometimes without even knowing it. This leads to plagiarism, which is something many people have heard of, but never learned the true definition and the harm it can create. Schools and society need to be more proactive in explaining what plagiarism is, how to write correctly in order to prevent it, and teach the consequences plagiarism has....   [tags: Plagiarism at State University]
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Plagiarism: The Big Picture - 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....   [tags: copying, accidental, unintentional plagiarism]
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We Must Work to Stop Plagiarism Now - 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....   [tags: Plagiarism and Technology]
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Self-Plagiarism is Allowed by Jewish Law - 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....   [tags: Self-Plagiarism Essays]
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Other People’s Words: What Plagiarism Is and How to Avoid it - ... Not only is it dishonest, yet if you received a degree through plagiarism, not many people would want to be your customer or employer. I have also learned that the number of kids that plagiarize has increased by 31 percent from 1999 to 2001. The book states that the CAI (The Center for Academic Integrity) found three out of four kids admitted to cheating on a test when interviewed in 2002. The book lists common excuses for use of plagiarism: “’I was in a hurry’, ‘I didn’t know I wasn’t supposed to’, ‘There’s pressure to get good grades’, ‘Everybody else does it’, ‘I mixed up my notes by accident’, ‘Somebody else said it so much better’, ‘I’m not hurting anyone’, ‘We do it in my country’....   [tags: Plagiarism Essays] 631 words
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The Internet and Plagiarism - The Internet and Plagiarism The World Wide Web is larger than any one person can imagine. There are an infinite amount of links to libraries and other sources of information. There are numerous search engines, such as Yahoo, which make researching really easy. We can find anything that we want on line, because there are no boundaries to our explorations, and there are no laws to stop us. You can find anything from socks to guns. People can even find completed research papers online; they simply copy and paste it to a new document, make a few adjustments, and it is ready to turn in....   [tags: Internet Plagiarism Essays Cheating] 1037 words
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How to Combat Internet Plagiarism - 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....   [tags: Internet Plagiarism]
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Plagiarism Should NOT be Tolerated - Plagiarism Should NOT be Tolerated The internet has made plagiarism a big issue in education today. Finding a term paper on the internet is just as easy as finding the weather for your area on the internet. Being able to produce papers without doing any work has students looking for the easy way out. With so many sources to find papers its hard to not look up a paper, print it out, put your name on it, and call it your own. But along with all the web sights that you can get term papers, there are just as many that explain the ramifications of plagiarism....   [tags: Internet Plagiarism] 1359 words
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Plagiarism, Cheating and the Internet - 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....   [tags: Plagiarism Online]
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The Problem of Internet Plagiarism - 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....   [tags: Electronic Plagiarism Copyright Essays]
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Technology Plagiarism - 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....   [tags: Cheating Plagiarism] 1930 words
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Internet Plagiarism - Internet Plagiarism "I am an Evil House of Cheat subscriber. Ever since I've had access to your service my grade in English 102 has gone from an 'F' to a 'B.' I use the cheathouse for other classes too, like Philosophy and history. Thank you for saving my butt— A happy anonymous user." Testimonials trumpet across Evil House of Cheat's Web site (cheathouse.com), gushing praise for this racket, which lets online clients download their pick of more than 1000 previously written term papers for free....   [tags: Online Plagiarism] 1206 words
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Issues Raised by Use of Turnitin Plagiarism Detection Software - Issues Raised by Use of Turnitin Plagiarism Detection Software This past week, I worked with a couple of other members of the Writing Department at GVSU to prepare a position statement on plagiarism detection software. GVSU only recently acquired a subscription to Turnitin, and myself and the other teachers were concerned that teachers in other disciplines would be unware of the issues surrounding plagiarism detection services. The following is the full text of the statement which has been distributed on our campus....   [tags: Plagiarism Detection Software] 949 words
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Plagiarism - I know plagiarism is something that isn't respected, condoned, or excepted in any part of the education process. Either is it tolerated in any type of assignment. Not only does it steal someone elses work, it robes yourself of the learning experience you can gain on the assignment. Plagiarism by definition is immoral and unethical. Plagiarism is: The submission of material authored by another person but represented as the students own work, whether that material is paraphrased or copied in verbatim or near-verbatim form....   [tags: Plagiarism Essays] 1909 words
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Internet Plagiarism - I. Introduction Many students when given assignments or resources go to the Internet , copy and paste . Most of them don¡¦t know that¡¦s called plagiarizing and that it¡¦s ethically wrong. In the following report I will discuss the problem of Internet Plagiarism, the problems affect on teachers and students as well as solutions to detect this problem. II. Definition of Internet Plagiarism What Internet Plagiarism is Internet Plagiarism hasn¡¦t been easy as it is today . Before the Internet age , resources were limited so when students used to plagiarize the risk of detection was very high and they used to be caught easily and either asked to rewrite the research paper or they get no mark...   [tags: Plagiarism Teaching Internet ] 1370 words
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The Problem of Plagiarism - Plagiarism has become a serious problem throughout colleges, especially in the past years. According to Dictionary.com, “plagiarism is 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.” There are various ways that lead a person into plagiarizing, sometimes without even knowing. However, that is no excuse. When doing any type of work that requires quotations or cited sources it is important to know the work you are citing so that you do not plagiarize....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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Cause and Effect of Cheating - 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)....   [tags: Plagiarism] 1796 words
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The Problem of Plagiarism - Problem As American education enters a time when the ability to use technology becomes imperative, a time when students will become expected to communicate and work via the Internet, and a time when students will need to be able to find and interpret information efficiently and correctly, secondary school teachers are searching for ways to provide their students with assessments that mirror the expectations those students will face in the workforce. One way to do this is to have students research topics and create position papers, presentations, and various other forms of written expression that require students to synthesize and analyze information....   [tags: Ethics]
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Cyber-plagiarism - Cyber-plagiarism 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....   [tags: Internet Plagiarism] 1467 words
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Plagiarism and the Casual Plagiarist - Plagiarism and the Casual Plagiarist It is a random Thursday night on the first floor of Brewster Hall and the Campus of State University when a frazzled young girl wanders into the room of a fellow student inquiring about The Stranger by Albert Camus. She needs to have a three page paper completed by tomorrow and cannot find a kick start on the essay writing process. Since her peers are on the level of the common doormat concerning Camus, she was left without any further help. However, had she just typed “the stranger, camus” into Google, three of the first ten sites listed would have directed her to either free or paid essay sites....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Shakespeare the Plagiarist - Shakespeare the Plagiarist Shakespeare was a man of many accomplishments. Many were in his writings; others were in his great director and playwright skills. The play Hamlet is one of the most re-created and re-written books to date. Hamlet is still being performed in theaters around the world. Even though many people perceive Shakespeare as a literary genius, we can not give him sole credit for his plays and sonnets. With a few exceptions, Shakespeare did not invent the plots of his plays. Sometimes he used old stories (Hamlet, Pericles)....   [tags: Plagiarism Shakespeare]
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Cheating and Plagiarism - Avoiding Plagiarism - Avoiding Plagiarism For a number of years now, I have been concerned about the growing amount of plagiarism on the Internet. As self-publishing on the web becomes increasingly common, the incidences of theft of intellectual property, whether intentional or unintentional have grown astronomically. As a writer , I find this situation intolerable. Intellectual theft is still theft. It harms everyone involved, the original authors, the audience, and the plagiarizer. As members of a spiritual community, we believe that all our actions will be returned up us three fold, physically, emotionally, and spiritually....   [tags: Journalistic Essays] 404 words
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Cheating and Plagiarism - The Plague of Plagiarism - The Plague of Plagiarism       Simply defined, the word plagiarism means "the unauthorized use of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own" ("Plagiarism").  While many students understand and comprehend the first clause of this definition, many encounter problems with the second part - the thoughts part.  Many students in today's educational system are frequently unable to develop their own thoughts, opinions, and ideas relating to the subject matter that they are studying.  However, when people at a university are educated according to the ways set forth by John Henry Newman in "The Idea of a University," their ability to create ori...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Shakespeare and Plagiarism - Shakespeare and Plagiarism William Shakespeare is one of the world’s greatest playwrights; however, some say that he does not fully deserve the credit for his work because he plagiarized the work 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 several novels and movie plots (Chandy). It is said that he found most of his inspiration from nature, as he mentions birds in his works more than any other author (Mabillard)....   [tags: informative, ] 635 words
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Whether Einstein Was a Plagiarist or Not - Whether Einstein Was a Plagiarist or Not Proponents of Einstein have acted in a way that appears to corrupt the historical record. Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Time Magazine's "Person of the Century", wrote a long treatise on special relativity theory (it was actually called "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", 1905a), without listing any references. Many of the key ideas it presented were known to Lorentz (for example, the Lorentz transformation) and Poincaré before Einstein wrote the famous 1905 paper....   [tags: Plagiarism Albert Einstein Scientists Essays]
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Misconceptions and Different Forms of Plagiarism - Misconceptions about Plagiarism Cheating and stealing are two of the many words describing plagiarism. Plagiarism is a common misconception because people do not understand all the meanings of it, do not know the techniques to avoid it, and have not come to realize that it undermines academic integrity. This misconception involves the widespread variety of definitions on the topic plagiarism. Plagiarism is a word with many meanings. One definition means to use another’s production without crediting the source....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Copyright Law, Writing] 949 words
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The Silent Harm of Plagiarism - 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....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Avoiding Plagiarism and Academic Integrity - 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....   [tags: Ideas, Words, Stealing, Crime, School, Education]
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Plagiarism: What is it and how to avoid it? - Plagiarism is defined as: to steam and pass off the ideas or words of another as one’s own. To use another’s production without crediting the source. To commit literary theft. To present as new and original an idea or product from an existing source (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary). Why Students Plagiarize Plagiarism occurs among College students for many reasons. Creating a well written research paper, book review, etc. takes a lot of time and discipline. Many students do not manage their time very well and find themselves facing a quickly approaching deadline....   [tags: Causes, Prevention]
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Plagiarism - According to the code of conduct at Clarion University plagiarism is “the use of another's words without attribution and without enclosing the words in quotation marks. Plagiarism may also be defined as the act of taking the ideas or expressions of ideas of another person and representing them as one's own--even if the original paper has been paraphrased or otherwise modified.” (“Department of Nursing” ) A lot of people, including myself have been confused of what plagiarism really means. Through my research I found that there are many different kinds of plagiarism and that a lot of people do it without even being aware they are....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Plagiarism is Morally and Ethically Wrong - ... ("Wikipedia: Honor code," 2013). We should all uphold the honor code not just because it is the right thing to do but it is easy and morally the right thing to do. We have the honor code in universities and colleges because it helps keep the original writers of the source keep their work and are credited for it. Penalty of Academic Dishonesty Most if not all colleges and universities, have procedures to discipline students with the act of stealing one’s work. Glenville State College will remove the student from that specific class until further notice....   [tags: Honor Code, Copy, Paste] 661 words
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Plagiarism - Ethics in the United States has reached an all-time low. Each new generation carries with it the latest acceptable standards for ethics and plagiarism in the educational setting. Copious studies have been, and are still being, done on plagiarism. These studies have observed cheating in many forms, as well as the concept of how plagiarism and cheating are carried out. The United States, in their quest to compete with the rest of the world, continues to encourage students to continue their education beyond high school....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement - 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....   [tags: academic honesty policy]
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Plagiarism - "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. [1] 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....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Writing, Cheating] 1826 words
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Understanding Plagiarism - Throughout our school careers we will encounter times when teachers and professors will require us to submit written assignments. Within these assignments one of the main areas of concerns while the instructor is reviewing the final report is plagiarism. In regards to plagiarism there are six topics that I would like to cover on the topic. What is plagiarism. Why do students plagiarize. What is the difference between intentional and unintentional plagiarism. What is the importance of citing. What is citing, direct quoting, and paraphrasing....   [tags: Composition]
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