Plagiarism

Plagiarism, nuisance or crime

Derived from the Latin term, plagiare (meaning to steal), plagiarism would in laymen’s terms mean stealing someone else’s work and portraying it as your own. Although it is looked upon as a serious academic offence, it is not criminalized and has been around as long as writing could and have been published. Taking a student’s […]

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Plagiarism and why the problem is considered to be a serious

“The action or practice of plagiarizing; the wrongful appropriation or purloining, and publication as one’s own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas (literary, artistic, musical, mechanical, etc. ) of another. ” This makes the whole concept seem quite simple. However, plagiarism includes a range of deeds from failure to use proper citation […]

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Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a problem that many people face daily whether it is a student struggling with a research paper or an advertising agent trying to get new ideas together for a sales pitch. Is plagiarism limited only to a student using material copied from a book without giving credit to the author or for turning […]

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When Reason Must Come Over Tradition

In this era where intellectual property—in this case, knowledge—is being easily reaped off, I firmly believe of character building before it is too late. Leonard Pitts, Jr. (2006) in his articles in the San Jose News about plagiarism has let me picture the present scenario of deteriorating diligence, ethics, character, and responsibility, which is c […]

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Ethics in plagiarism

Plagiarism is the practice of implying original written material of someone else or creative work, in part, into one’s own without adequate acknowledgment. Plagiarism is false attribution concerning with the issues that are on the topic. Plagiarism is copying another’s work through theft or misrepresentation of intellectual property in another’s person work. in other words […]

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Letter to Katrina: Plagiarism

The quote, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse”, always comes to my mind when I ponder about a story I was introduced to from a teacher, when I too, felt victimized of being accused of plagiarism. The story begins as a boy throws a small pebble into a pond without realizing the presence of […]

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The Importance Of Text Matching Tools In Developing Good Scholarly Practice

Text matching software such as turn-it –in according to Rowell (2009) is a tool which “…identifies similar texts in students’ submitted work with material from internet sources, other UK students work and a range of commercial texts and electronic journals used in educational institutions. ” This is widely acknowledged as a tool used to prevent […]

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Understanding Plagiarism in the Modern Academic World

Plagiarism: Whose Fault Is It? Plagiarism is nowadays considered a plague in the academic world. An issue of growing importance, plagiarism seems to be on the rise in institutes of higher education, especially in those countries where research is considered the heart and soul of modern living. The United States, Great Britain, and Australia are […]

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