Academic Plagiarism


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Before copying some information online and using the words and thought of somebody else in your your paper, make sure you know how to use them appropriately. Find out what academic plagiarism is all about.

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Academic Plagiarism

  1. 1. Academic Plagiarism OutlineABSTRACT STATEMENT: This study aims to reveal some of the most entailing detailsregarding plagiarism and describing variety of attitude towards illegal replication.This research study will seek to identify some penalties corresponding to plagiarismin US academic institutions. In this study, it is intended to identify some actions thatcan avoid plagiarism. And lastly, this research wants to indicate tools to detectplagiarism including significant functions. I. Body Introduction A. Definition and examination of Academic Plagiarism. B. Attitude towards Academic Plagiarism.
  2. 2. C. Penalties for plagiarism in US academic institutions. D. How can plagiarism avoided. E. Existing tools to detect plagiarism including their functions. II. ConclusionOVERVIEW ON THE BODY OF LITERATURE ON ACADEMIC PLAGIARISM In recent years, there are growing concerns against offenders because theycan have the ability to copy and replicate original scriptures, ideas, and knowledgeof a skilled professional author. These are illegally copied activities which areconsidered as a fraud to take advantage of the superior value of an imitatedcontext. According to various views from dictionaries and almanacs, it pertains tothe publication of another author’s language, thoughts, ideas, and expression asyour own original work. This is an illegal act and a threat that will destroy theessence of originality, modern concept, and ideology of a text and destroysreputation as “effect” (Indiford 45). In academic perspectives, plagiarism made bysome students, researchers and professors can lead into academic dishonesty orscam and these offenders will be subjected to expulsion and legal suits. Academictheft is very serious and sensitive offense committed by illegal offenders that is
  3. 3. punishable by the laws that are applied in different countries around the world.Under the law, plagiarism is an immoral and unethical activity considered as acheating offense. An academic offender potentially breaks the covert and overt rulefor gaining variety of advantages as a purpose to overtake others for self-gratification. This situation can seriously damage involved individuals as victims tosuffer academically due to academic cheating and ingenuity acts from offenders. In academic perspectives, plagiarism is a very serious offense which can resultinto negative outcome such as failure particularly on grades and class standings. Insome severe cases, the student copies the entire content and make as his ownwhich will cause suspension or expelled from the institution. For academicprofessionals such as professors, researchers, and administrators, employmentsuspension without pay are one of the most common punishments for initialoffenses. Repeated offenses will immediately relieve them from their post and faceslegal sanctions. Plagiarism seems to sound simple offense but there are lingeringnegative consequences as punishments for those who utilize these illegal acts suchas imprisonment, and financial charges indicated as “consequences of plagiarism”(Hunsen 142). Large variety of companies takes plagiarism seriously which is whythey often sue offenders to be fined with huge financial charges as a severepunishment to pay for the damages. Administrative cases will take place to legallyhandle stubborn offenders that keeps on repeating the same offenses affectingmore individuals and taking away their originality.
  4. 4. To avoid issues of plagiarism as an implication, one of the simplest activities isto refrain from engaging in copying other’s intellectual output and making it as yourown. Be creative to establish your own ideas and thoughts related to the topics thatare being asked in your activities, assignments, and researches. Temptation is one ofthe most common problems by indulging students, professionals and researchersencouraging them to commit plagiaristic activities. Responsible administrationpersonnel should implement programs intended for all members of the institutionto attend seminar workshops and training to fight against plagiarism because theyare responsible for leading their students through supplementing proper education.The institution should also impose much more severe variety of sanctions thatcorrespond to plagiarism even to create fear for these students and professionals tominimize illegal activities. Academic instructors and professors should alwaysremind their students regarding plagiarism issues and complications and establishapproachable lessons so that these students will comprehend effectively to theirclasses. There are available tools to detect plagiarism that will minimize and controlintellectual theft existence and proliferation of scrupulous academic and criminalacts. Comprehensive proofreading documents that will be able to identify replica of
  5. 5. suspected plagiarized phrases, sentences or paragraphs in the document. Educationis one of the most important tools for determining plagiarism for the fact that itentails issues regarding plagiarism and provides necessary actions to minimizeintellectual theft. Plagiarism does not only require educational attainment, bututilizes simple instruction to identify contexts that are suspected to be plagiarized sothat it will stop abuse. There are varieties of computer mediated software that areprogrammed to detect plagiarized documents, files, or projects as one of the mostutilized tools today. Electronic machines are also used as relevant tools to read anddetect plagiarized contexts by scanning the document described as “significant inplagiarism” (Darwin 68). Detection will help us encapsulate our uniqueness andtalents as a by uplifting our integrity to accomplish our tasks without takingadvantage from others. Being creative and unique will allow more doors ofopportunity to cross our paths that allows us to become a successful person.CONCLUSION As an outline, this study have determined significant details regardingplagiarism and described attitude varieties about academic violation acts. Thisresearch had identified relevant sanctions imposed that can be applied to USacademic institutions. The study presented important implications andrecommendations to avoid plagiarism activities in academic institutions around USand other parts of the world. And lastly, the study indicated tools with detailed
  6. 6. function to identify plagiarized contexts to all documents needed to be scanned toprotect all internal securities from outside interests.