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What is Behind Students’ Plagiarism?

Students and Plagiarism As information technology advances and as internet connection is becoming available worldwide, people find it easy to access on information they need. Students have the convenience to just click and drag the mouse to move the cursor to the desired information they need from the internet websites. This is one benefit of the high technology we have. But there is also a downside to it; this stimulates the increased practice of plagiarism as students get use to convenience. The corporate world and the academic world have problems on plagiarism. There are some who benefit from it. The students for instance can ...

What are Copyright Laws?

Importance of Copyright Laws Many people are gifted with creative thinking and the ability to cook up revolutionary ideas that would sweep the world on its feet. Examples of these people are Isaac Newton, who discovered gravity through the apple that fell from a tree; Nicolas Copernicus, who insisted that the world is round which caused him to be labelled a heretic; Leonardo da Vinci, who had many sketches of inventions that was way beyond his time; and many other people. Thus, it would be a waste when the geniuses behind totally creative ideas would be delegated to the background and ignored while those quick imitators would be ...

Ways to Prevent Plagiarism in Your Class – Part 3

What is disappointing, nowadays, is that students are lazy and almost always forget to cite their references when they have written reports. It is important to remind the them that they should not only concentrate on finishing their assignments. Teachers should also stress to their students writing down the source of their information as they begin to jot down notes from materials. Reminding them about writing the bibliography, most especially in thesis and term paper writing, will make them be mindful of writing sources every time they have written assignment. Due to the widespread use of internet and its great influence in our ...

Ways to Prevent Plagiarism in Your Class – Part 2

It is very important to tell your students that what is more important than having good grades is to acquire the skills to show those grades. It is very crucial for them to have researching and writing skills because these make them very visible to the one assessing their abilities. Students can be encouraged to improve their own capacities if you stress to them that improvement is an essential part of the grading. One of the reasons why students are inclined to plagiarize is because of the reason that others are doing the same thing. They think that it is a good excuse for plagiarizing just so they could keep up with their peers. ...

Ways To Prevent Plagiarism in Your Class- part 1

The Real Deal about Plagiarism Most of the time, students may say that they already have a good understanding about plagiarism. However, in reality, it seems as if they have not actually captured the essence of what plagiarism is truly all about. It may even be hard for some of the students to ascertain whether a particular act is plagiarism or simply paraphrasing. One should be able to cite sources properly and not just put the sources just for the sake of placing these sources. It would certainly be best if the moment that the course starts, details about plagiarism should already be discussed in order to avoid problems relating ...

Steps to Avoid Plagiarism

When you copy other’s writer work without proper citation or documentation it is a called plagiarism. Whether you did it intentionally or unintentionally is not really important, the more important thing is how we can avoid plagiarizing. Plagiarizing is stealing. It is the stealing of some other people’s work and intellect, therefore it is unethical and very unprofessional so it will be wise for writers and students to avoid it. If you are an aspiring writer or journalist it is better to start your career with the right way to write. It will build you up as a credible and trusted writer not to mention as a moral ...

Pervasiveness of Plagiarism

There are already many plagiarism instances in the past. Some of these plagiarism acts are done even by famous people. Some of the events are even famous because of the act itself. There are also events that are not famous but are still great example of plagiarism. What follows are list of plagiarism acts done over time. During his 1988 nomination as a Democrat president, Senator Joseph Biden was asked to step down and revoke the nomination because he was found out to commit plagiarism which resulted to failed grades during his years in law school. People also found out that he copied most of his speeches from Senator Robert ...

Know Plagiarism More

We should be proud of our ancestors for they have successfully turned the leaf of time from the Dark Ages when a man was stagnant and unthoughtful. They managed to let out their scream for knowledge and the people of today have inherited this freedom to scour the world and turn it upside down in search for knowledge. But there is this trend that would possibly shake the foundations of the pillars of knowledge that the ancestors have laid out for the modern humans. This is considered as a smear in the continual struggle to achieve a higher level of thinking. This is plagiarism. Plagiarism is one of man’s acts that might be the ...

Intentional and Unintentional Plagiarism – Part 2

Now we go to every student’s favorite mistake, cutting and pasting. With the internet over flowing with information and research, student’s get tempted or down right think it is easier to just cut and paste sentences and paragraphs that they think will go together. A lot of them do not understand that they should be the one to make their own concept and ideas, and in the process learn. What they do is look for specific information and just mixed them together. Fortunately it is easy to detect these kinds of plagiarism with the same tool they used to plagiarize, the internet. The internet has websites that offer ...

Intentional and Unintentional Plagiarism – Part 1

Plagiarism is when you copy an idea or a concept and you present it as your own; that is how it is defined by most dictionaries. Plagiarism is a crime which most people, especially students commit. Yes, believe it or not plagiarism is a very serious offense. It is very common and sometimes people do not even realize that they are committing a crime. Some people just do not know how to give credit and acknowledgement to the real writers which leads to accidental plagiarism. But, the other kind of this offense happens with the full knowledge of the plagiarizer. The objectives of this section is to Define and understand ...