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Question 3 PLAGIARISM According to the Wikipedia, Plagiarism is defined in dictionaries as the wrongful appropriation, close imitation and publication

of another authors language, ideas, or expression and representation of them as their own work. In the academic world, plagiarism is considered a serious offence. Plagiarism has been cultivated since the earlier days. So, the victims are the students today. The challenge comes when they enter higher education institutions, when they are ask to do references and citation, they will be shocked. Plagiarism is a constant issue in the higher institution level and universities as students create many papers using a large amount of research in a small amount of time. Apart from that, another reason for cheating is because very few students had mastery of the English language. It is difficult for them to think and write well enough English to pass without plagiarizing. The pressure students may feel forces them into copying and pasting information from other sources through the accessibility of new technology (the internet). Students turning in their plagiarized work is unfair to those who do their own work. Unlike the other students, those who plagiarize may never learn to take important notes, evaluate sources, select proper quotes or even giving credits to others for their ideas and words, Hence preventing them from fulfilling their full potential. On the other hand, plagiarism has its own advantages but we need to look at it from the view of the plagiarist .Beside profiting themselves at the expense of others, plagiarist also save time in doing their own research and their own thinking. When you save time, you will definitely save energy as plagiarism are merely copying and pasting information from other sources. There are several ways for a teacher or tutors to detect plagiarism. Firstly, students choices of sources are frequently unoriginal. Teachers may notice that other students work is similar. Secondly, teachers could easily see-through a students work and know whether its the students own voice. How do lectures know? From daily conversation, a student could hardly put together three English words together suddenly hands-in a perfect well done English

assignment. Third, students carelessness in choosing inappropriate, inaccurate or even off-topic sources. Fourth, lecturers may use an online plagiarism detector. The act of plagiarism could bring up to punishment such as failing grade on the particular assignment. Students who are convicted of plagiarism are eligible to a final warning and may suffer expulsion if convicted. There have been few arguments about whether plagiarism is intentional or Unintentional. In some context, plagiarism is considered theft or stealing but not in any current statue that it is a crime or civil. Therefore we can say that plagiarism has its consequences, advantages and disadvantages as well. In Baylor, the B Book: handbook for students and parents at Baylor, as at other academic institution, intentional plagiarism is a honor offense, and teachers turn in to the Honor Council any student whose work they believe to be dishonest. This proves that plagiarism is dishonest and dishonorable.

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