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Watching Out for Plagiarism

A Plagiarized Work Some people may not be able to fully comprehend as to what is considered to be a plagiarized work. One may not know that committing the act of plagiarism is a n act of corruption. This act is already becoming an issue to a lot of people since there are now guidelines or rules relating to copyright, which means that every person should always be careful with regard to what they right and if for instance they rely on a particular source, they should not take it as if it is their own work. You may be surprised to know that even if you are a still in school, you may already be charged with doing a plagiarized ...

Truth and Their Evidences about Plagiarism

Listed below are the current neat facts about plagiarism: Based on the research conducted by The Center for Academy Integrity, there are approximately 80% of students in the tertiary level who confessed to have cheated at the minimum count of once. Psychological Record survey revealed that 36% in the undergraduate level have owned up to commit plagiarism of papers. There are 90% of pupils who supposed that those who cheat are those who have either never been fittingly confronted of their actions and those who have never been seized of doing so according to US News and World Reports survey data. This information comes from the State ...

There are No Excuses for Plagiarism

There are some statements and arguments that justify the act of plagiarism. In fact, there are some people that make the act of plagiarizing somewhat acceptable. But is there really a good side about plagiarism? There is an argument that plagiarism should only be a concern when someone caught doing it is making money out of copied articles. With this, there are some people that are guilty of plagiarizing that can be tolerated in doing such an illegal act. Students submitting their final requirement or blog entries that do not make money out of it cannot be considered as plagiarism if the original idea be followed. But should this ...

The New Era on Plagiarism

During the old times before internet was invented plagiarism was already widespread. But potential plagiarists are more focused then, because they need to do researches to a limited resource in the library and dedicatedly copy them by hand. During those times cheating through that way has a very high risk of being discovered. Now through the internet, plagiarists are able to do their researches in a wide variety of links and websites. Without much time and dedication they can copy and paste different information and put them altogether to create an entire term paper or essay. Because they copy the information from different links ...

The Different Types of Plagiarism

Knowing the different types of plagiarism is a significant step towards the prevention of plagiarism. Some people define plagiarism as the copy or borrow of other person’s work, but the words “copy” and “borrow” could actually conceal the gravity of the offense of plagiarism. The types of plagiarism wherein the sources are not cited are: “The Poor Disguise”, “The Ghost Writer”, “The Photocopy”, “The Potluck Paper”, “The Self Stealer”, and “The Labor of Laziness”. The Poor Disguise. What the writers do in this type of plagiarism is they change how the source looks like by altering the phrases and keywords, while keeping the signif...

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 ...

Probing Plagiarism Deeper – Part 3

Not being informed about the law is not a way out of the problem you are in. Even if you don’t intend to plagiarize, there are sanctions that will still be given to you. However, the magnitude of the sanctions differ from intended plagiarism and unintentional plagiarism. The law is just and lets you have the chance to fight for your case because of the law of fair use. Because of this, you are able to prove that you did not intend to plagiarize and your penalty will be decreased. The laws safeguarding copyrighted products still allows some of the ideas and concepts to be borrowed and this is by law of fair use. This law regulates ho...

Probing Plagiarism Deeper – Part 2

Changing the words from the original material by means of substituting words with their synonyms does not free you from the claws of the laws on plagiarism. You must at all times give credit to your source. It even does not excuse you from plagiarism, in some case, even though you properly cite your source. If you have borrowed many ideas and your work contains many quotations from the work of others, you are vulnerable to plagiarism. It is very conceivable that you have written something with the same topic as somebody else. You need not fear plagiarism for it is never possible to write something in the same manner as the others ...

Probing Plagiarism Deeper – Part 1

When talking about plagiarism, there are still plenty of questions that are left unsettled. This is a matter where there is great dispute among other countries and conflicting opinions. It is good to get to know the term, plagiarism and copyright laws to better understand them and how these may affect you. Just what is plagiarism all about? USA have copyright laws. Every time you make use of someone else’s idea, not properly acknowledging the source, and much worse, claiming it as your own, you are committing plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered a very serious crime that cannot be tolerated. Copying someone else’s ideas and work...

Prevent the Act of Plagiarism

There may be people who feel that they are not capable of writing something meaningful without the use of different sources and use it as part of their work, just so they would become recognized by a lot of people as well as feel as if they were able to fulfill something worthwhile since they were able to make use of another person’s work. But this kind of thinking should not be tolerated since every person has been blessed with a unique kind of way in terms of perceiving things as well as thinking about various perspectives in life, which means that each one would surely be able to come up with something significant. People, who ar...

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