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This paper, endeavors to explain plagiarism, mentions the penalties that American institutions levy on the students upon detection of plagiarism, and highlights the existing tools for detecting plagiarism along with their mechanism of working. The paper attempts to redefine plagiarism in order to reform existing beliefs and to make the hectic work of students as well as professors easier and manageable.
From the Paper:"Thus, plagiarism is a grave offence in academic institutions, and must be avoided. In the contemporary educational system, there is too much work load on the students and the professors. On one hand, the students are striving to learn new technology, complete their courses in the stipulated time-frame, and to secure good grades in a competitive academic environment. On the other hand, the professors want to excel as well as progress in their professional careers, and give tough assignments to the students, who may find them very difficult to comprehend. As a result of unrealistic expectations created by the existing educational system, which passes on the heavy work load from the experienced professors to the learning students, plagiarism occurs both within the faculty and the student community. "
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- Brizee, Allen. "Avoiding Plagiarism." 30 September 2008. The OWL at Purdue. 7 June 2009 http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/01/
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Cite this Persuasive Essay:
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