The hardest thing about Plagiarism is actually understanding it and knowing the measures to take to avoid it from happening.
Plagiarism can be defined in many different ways, but to sum it up, it is when you take work or words and use them in papers or in speeches and you do not site where you have gotten the sources or information from. It is stealing and their can be major consequences from it. Many students have been expelled in such cases and many have failed as a result of it. The first part in avoiding plagiarism is to first understand what it is.
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Fact – Internet plagiarism comes in different forms.Plagiarism is not merely the act of copying another authorswork word for word. It can also arise from the followingacts:1. Downloading of topics related to your assignment andsubmitting it as if you were the original author of the work.2. Buying or stealing the work from others and saying that itis your own work.3. Using significant ideas (or copying these concepts) andthen present them as your own.4. Too much reliance on other peoples material withoutciting your references. (2010)
Quite often the problem that arises is that students are not sure what plagiarism is.
In a recent article about college students and plagiarism, a directornoticed that more cases of plagiarism was occuring, and sheassumed that this would be the year where more cases wouldarrive. The following paragraph was taken from the article: Ms. Mitrano said plagiarism has not been a topic thatcolleges addressed institutionally—unlike issues such as studentdrinking and campus downloading, which are discouraged duringorientation sessions and other campuswide forums. Other thanbuying tools that help professors check for plagiarized papers, shesaid, colleges have largely left it up to individual professors toteach students the expectations regarding original work. ―A lot ofstudents are plagiarizing because they think no one is talkingabout it,‖ the administrator said. (Young, 2010)http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/should-colleges-do-more-to-teach-students-about-plagiarism/26250
Connection has to made, where one understands how touse the resources and material that are available.