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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 ...

Identifying Plagiarized Work Part 2

Stealing someone’s uploaded pictures and reposting it with a different owner is also becoming rampant. Though it is being done, detecting who does it is now made easier. There are already some tools that you can seek to detect who makes use of your photos for their own good. In fact, there are already new search tools that can let you look for the copy of your images. However, this search tool is quite expensive and is usually for the benefit of companies that can afford the services. Moreover, there is no search tool yet that can look through the entirety of the World Wide Web. One available tool in the market is one that uses in...

Identifying Plagiarized Work Part 1

With the advent of the Internet, it is now possible to write about almost anything and post it in the Web. This leads to the phenomenon of blogging and all its other forms. With the rise of this activity, there are also some people that make money out it. The sad part though is that there are some people that steal someone else’s work and post it as their own and earn from that act. This is one form of plagiarism and it is becoming rampant in the World Wide Web. Especially with sites that can easily be hacked by spammers, there is a great chance that spammers get access to someone’s blog and repost it as someone else’s work. Detect...

How to Use Quotations

Using quotes or excerpts means borrowing the exact words, phrases, and sentences from the original, setting them off with quotation marks and putting or informing the source of the quotation. Here is a part of Adam Goldberg’s article “Healthy or Not, We All Love to Sleep,” from the Time Magazine, volume 220, issue 8 on February 3 ,2003. Men are fond of sleeping regardless of the time and day. People often wonder if it is a healthy habit or not but it seems that it is something that we just cannot do without. Below would be an example of a plagiarized work: Example 1: Men are fond of sleeping regardless of the time and day. People...

How to Put an End to Plagiarism

Importance of Cutting the Roots of Plagiarism When people know the hard facts about plagiarism and how it would affect the people involved in the act, more and more people might stop doing it. It should be duly noted that there is a thin line between good and bad. Thus, more awareness about the act will help people tread on the thin line of crossing between plagiarism and strictly allowable paraphrasing. When plagiarism is stifled even before it has taken roots, then there would be more chance of succeeding effort to cut off plagiarism permanently. Another reason would be to have a compact view of what plagiarism is because there ...

How to Avoid Plagiarism Part 2

Research paper is a combination of personal ideas and other sources opinions. It requires a clear understanding and stand regarding the subject matter. At the same time, it requires a thorough research and clear process of incorporating the research into the paper. With all these processes, uncertainty usually comes in the way. How can one incorporate his ideas and argument regarding the subject with the information taken from other sources? If there are certain changes in the idea of the original thinker, is citation still needed? How can one avoid plagiarism? These are just some of the questions that can be encountered in writing ...

How to Avoid Plagiarism – part 1

To be able to able to come up with a very effective solution to plagiarism, the target should be its roots. This would give a significant impact in forming an efficient strategy intended to combat the problem on plagiarism. The following are helpful tips to do so: acquaint yourself with the causes why there is plagiarism know in what ways plagiarism takes place inculcate proactive actions to plagiarism in the school curriculum Motivation to Commit Plagiarism Plagiarism is undeniably one fast way to overcome one hard school task. This is just one of the many reasons why some pupils if not most resort to cheating. As students run ...

How To Avoid Plagiarism – part 2

Have the Students Present Drafts When the students start to write a particular work, you should be browsing through it in order to make certain that each student’s work is an original. Requiring them to submit drafts every now and then would persuade them to really make a work of their own. Once they submit a draft or even an outline to you, it would definitely be best to write comments about what they have written and in turn, once they submit it again, you would be able to check if they were able to apply what you have advised them to do. By doing this, you would be able to see immediately the improvements of your students. Pr...

How to Avoid Plagiarism Part 1

Clearly identify the source In mentioning the original source of the information, it is a necessity that the writer be able to identify clearly who is the source of the information. There are some ideas that are revived and rephrased by an author from another author. When this occurs, it is a rule of thumb that the writer states the name and not just merely relies on pronouns. Writers should remember that plagiarism can also occur if proper citation is not followed. To avoid this, the writer should think about who says what and state this clearly in the paper. This is a sure way of avoiding plagiarism. Identify reliable and ...

Detecting Plagiarism Online and Offline

With the new era and the development of the Internet plagiarism has become a big concern for writers and people who make original research work. Publish materials are not safe from anyone who knows how to use the computer and has access to the internet. The product of your mind and hard work, the write ups, article, research, and literary works that you have spent time doing can easily be stolen through simple copy and pasting or downloading. Yes, plagiarism is stealing; it is the stealing of someone else’s intellectual work and research. The writer’s idea of posting their work and publishing it is for the public to appreciate, and ...