Plagiarism and Studies Analytical Essay

This paper discusses plagiarism in an educational environment.
# 145336 | 923 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2010 | KE
Published on Nov 04, 2010 in Education (Education Psychology) , Education (Higher) , Sociology (General) , English (General)

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In this article, the writer notes that through academic studies, students must go through various assessments to decide their progression from one academic level to another. The writer discusses that plagiarism and dishonesty in undertaking these assessments shows a false image of students' educational attainment. This kind of behavior is unacceptable in universities around the world. The writer discusses that this is because it is unfair to their fellow students and leads to further issues such as, not doing their future job properly. The writer concludes that plagiarism in an academic institution is unacceptable, although it cannot be ascertained that all types of plagiarism occur because a student is aiming to cheat.

Cause of Plagiarism
Intentional Plagiarism

From the Paper:

"Another cause of unintentional plagiarism is the lack of knowledge about it, which might be a result of universities' failure to teach their students of what plagiarism is and the importance of avoiding it, or students' laziness to acquire that knowledge. Moreover, insufficient understanding of referencing obligations and requirements as well as citation confusion could lead to undeliberate plagiarism. Further, poor paraphrasing or just changing words to their synonyms without adding to the original ideas or work and failing to give credit to the idea's owner, is considered plagiarism in most cases. To sum up this type of plagiarism, is avoidable through teaching students of what plagiarism means and its rules as well as its threat to the improvement of knowledge and creativity. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Clements, Mary J. "Academic dishonesty: To be or not to be?" Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 12(2), 253-270, 2001.
  • Roig, Miguel. "Can undergraduate students determine whether text has been plagiarized?" The Psychological Record, 47(1), 113-122, 1997
  • Wang, Yu-Wei. "University Student Online Plagiarism." International Journal on E-Learning, 7(4), 743-757. 2008.

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