On the other hand, there are people who are slow to learn and the only way to acquire high marks will be through cheating. Surprisingly, a few of these students will say they do not know plagiarism is cheating. This will require educators to devise models of curbing this illegal practice. This paper addresses how to curb the problem of plagiarism in schools. How Educators Should Deal With Plagiarism An effective response from these teachers includes having a positive solution that will advise these students how to become better writers, and scholars, while applying a similar tone in the syllabus.
Gerald Nelms believes this allows students an opportunity to learn, and enhance their writing skills by learning that of others. He even states, “ “patchwriting”—weaving the language of one or more source texts into one’s own text without adequately citing the source(s)—is a common form of developmental plagiarism.” He goes so far to declare that plagiarism is, “a good way of building vocabulary and learning writing conventions.” This is a possible way to learn new vocabulary and conventions, but in the process students also hurt many people, most important being you and the original author. Michelle Waters explains this when she describes the effects plagiarism has on the plagiarist. She explains the stories of bloggers, marketing agencies, songwriters, editors, and even students who were sued, fired, or fined for plagiarizing images and information. Learning early on that plagiarizing is ok can lead to major problems in the future in your career and workplace.
Students are encouraged to see writing for college as a game rather than as an integral part of their education. We don’t want that. The CCCC also worries that programs like Turnitin will make college faculty complacent by shifting responsibility for detecting plagiarism onto technology. It’s only a matter of time before students learn to beat the software. I have personally tested it with my students, asking them to cheat; many of their transgressions went undetected by Turnitin.
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. Under the pressure of time, students look for quick fixes such as “copy and paste’ techniques which can lead to plagiarism.
Professors check whether you have cheated, and you are required to write lengthy papers based on detailed research, which is not present on many Internet paper mills and notes sites. If you cannot read, write, and think on your own, you are doomed. Maybe not now, maybe not during your high school career, but eventually, you will flunk a class or get expelled for cheating. If your job requires you to write essays or gather information, and you "cheat" (gather information without citing it and getting permission) you will be sued and fired. During high school and college, you are more likely to hurt your grade than to get into serious trouble.
Plagiarism: A Very Serious Offense Plagiarism is a very serious subject to talk about. It doesn’t sound like it is that big of a deal but very serious things can come out of it. Students could lose scholarships and get kicked out of school for something as simple as copying someone else’s work. Students should learn the rules and regulations of the school ,that they are attending, about plagiarism.  That’s basically what plagiarism is; copying someone else’s work.
Right off the bat, there is a huge problem with blaming teachers for students’ plagiarism. Basically, it’s an attempt to blame one person for another’s actions and that goes against the very concept that our ethics and laws are built upon. That being said, students do raise several issues as to how teachers may be unaware that they encourage plagiarism. This includes assignment choices, workload, and lack of individual attention. This attitude has even been supported by academic papers and it highlights the fact that many students feel almost led into plagiarism by an education system that makes it extremely tempting at a time where it is also extremely easy.
Some people feel that they use too much, some feel they use too little. Actually, using cit... ... middle of paper ... ...aken, and can have many consequences, mostly for the plagiarist himself. You can get bad grades, be expelled out of school, or even be sued. By taking a few simple steps, such as efficient note-taking and using citations correctly, you can make sure you avoid this. Works Cited: 1. http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/plagiarism.html# 2. http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/plag/whatisplag.php 3. http://www.uis.edu/academicintegrity/students/plagiarism/ 4. http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/plagiarism/ 5. http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/types-of-plagiarism/ 6. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/2/ 7. http://uca.edu/academicaffairs/files/2012/08/Plagiarism.pdf 8. http://witcombe.sbc.edu/water/chemistrystructure.html 9. http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/11/us/correcting-the-record-times-reporter-who-resigned-leaves-long-trail-of-deception.html
According to Johnathan Malesic, in his article “How Dumb Do They Think We Are?” students think that professors are ignorant at not being able to tell if their paper is plagiarized or not. Some students believe that they can get away with plagiarizing a paper, but they do not realize that professors know how to search and locate authors’ work online and identify a plagiarized essay. In the beginning, Malesic talks about how he was completely insulted when he found his first plagiarized paper, but little did he know that this would surely happen again. Other teachers had told him that this would not be the final time; as a matter of fact, they said to expect it to happen almost every time he assigned a paper. Sure enough they were right.
Oftentimes, students can be tempted to use technology for quick sources of facts instead of doing in depth research, but this can often lead to major mistakes and problems in their schoolwork. For example, in Scott Jaschik’s “A Stand Against Wikipedia,” Jaschik mentions how teachers at Middlebury College tried to form a stand against students excessively using unreliable online sources like Wikipedia in their papers because it often led to unprofessional and inaccurate information (246). Even Sandra Ordonez, a Wikipedia official, explained