EAP – Randwick Tafe Term 1 – 2012

Writing Class Teacher: Kerry Heubel Student: Ana Cardoso-Ovsianniko

Assignment: Argument Essay of 750 words

Topic: Plagiarism in essay writing is a form of cheating. Do you agree?

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Essay Outline Student: Ana Cardoso-Ovsianniko An Argument Essay Topic: Plagiarism in essay writing is a form of cheating. Do you agree? Thesis Statement: Nowadays. • • • Even though is not the most passionate subject students should know how to acknowledge other author and to cite other writer’s work Taking the shortest route to the goal/ such cheating from customized essays websites Not really interested to give their best in the given subject Paragraph 2 (150 words): Time management is another reason for plagiarism dishonesty in assignments • • • Over Burden by other class assignments Distraction by TV. whilst some students simply are too stressed with academic achievements pressures. in the academic world. some students are submitting papers with ideas and words copied from other authors without any reference to the original source. others do not manage their time well enough to complete assignments. Paragraph 1 (150 words): Students sometimes get bored in some compulsory courses during their education path and do not see interest in digging deeper in subjects. Students who plagiarise do so for different reasons. Introduction (100 words):General introduction about plagiarism and at the bottom end the Thesis Statement. they sometimes have to do assignments in subjects they are not really passionate about. Universities consider this cheating and as a result students who plagiarise attract a penalty. • • • • Students sometimes are under pressure to give always their best in any subject/ education They are always looking for their best grade Family pressure Future career pressure Conclusion 2 . therefore they will try to cheat in assignments in order to obtain the best results. computer. Video Games Disorganisation/ Some students are truggling to survive Paragraph 3 (150 words): Students are over stressed with academics achievement pressure.

some students are submitting papers with ideas and words copied from other authors without any reference to the original source. they should be aware of techniques to acknowledge other writers ideas and cite them properly in order to avoid plagiarism. they sometimes have to do assignments in subjects they are not really passionate about. Students who plagiarise do so for different reasons. whilst some students simply are too stressed with academic achievements pressures. Nowadays. the assignment is not their most passionate subject. However. it is important to give credit to the original source when information is accessed. in the academic world. Sometimes. Even though. 3 . Universities consider this cheating and as a result students who plagiarise attract a penalty. some students in university lack of interest in the subject content and compulsory courses.Student: Ana Cardoso-Ovsianniko Topic: Plagiarism in essay writing is a form of cheating. others do not manage their time well enough to complete assignments. However. Do you agree? The production of new ideas in the academic community is fundamental. therefore they put minimum effort to accomplish it.

For instance. the trend at the moment is the rise of outsourcing essays online. Time management is another reason for plagiarism dishonesty in assignments. The UNSW guidelines suggest that students should plan their paper in advance. by doing so students will have enough time to read and formulate their 4 . Universities consider this as academic fraud. students who submit false or misleading material will be entitled to disciplinary penalty and in some case they can be even withdrawn from university (Harvard Plagiarism Policy). According to the Harvard plagiarism policy. students who are passing these essays off as their own are acting dishonestly and will be severely penalized.students who are not interest in producing a well researched paper will frequently look for fraudulent routes. In other words. students often do not allow enough time to research written subjects. According to The University of New South Wales on their webpage about Plagiarism and Integrity. thus they appropriate other author’s material and pass it off as their own. and not leave assignments to be done at last moment. Nowadays. some students are seeking a customized essay in websites which provide the essay completed for them. therefore the quality of their work is compromised. suggest that often plagiarism happens when students rush to finish off their assignment at the last moment. Nevertheless.

own thoughts. These students feel that there is a great expectation from their family to gain good academic results as well. their time management is compromised. Another point for time management is the distraction that arises from technology and entertainment nowadays. Pope and Simon (The Adolescent Learner . if students plan their time toward the essay deadline and have a well planned outline probably the chance to avoid plagiarism will be greater. pages 33-37. For instance. they can stay the entire day at the school. competitiveness among students and uncertainty about future career are the main reasons some students cheat in assignments. Help for Stressed Students) says that some students refer to themselves as ‘robo-students’. Family pressure. an indications signs of anxiety and depression. Thus. and the impact of results for their future résumé creates enormous pressure on them. and consequently leading to poor academic work results. playing video-games or watching TV. Many students are obsessed to obtain the best grades. The stress and pressure related to academic assignments can be sometimes very difficult for some students to deal with. More and more. and they are tired and live with a constantly stressful situation. “they 5 . students spend too much time on the internet. Pope and Simon say that these students’ lack of sleep and poor eating habits.

it is urgent to look for strategies to prevent plagiarism and foster discussion around the subject. fraud in academic assignments is an important issue. chances to avoid plagiarisms in academia will be greater. some students will cheat in order to get the best result in written assignments.2). Everything considered. and it will likely penalize students in their education process.compare themselves with their peers and realize that a B grade. Maramark and Maline (Academic Dishonesty Among College Students. Issues of Education page 6) state that stress and competition among students are the major factors related to education dishonesty. as a result. Moreover. the pressure for academic achievement may compromise the quality of a student’s assignment. However. once considered good. and it seriously affects the whole academic community. Allowing more time to read and research the subjects and deal 6 . cheating and plagiarism are serious offences in the academic world and can lead to severe consequences. Therefore. Competition to get the best graduate school. however if strict rules can be applied in written papers and assignments being constantly checked by scholars. It is difficult to make students interested in subject content in which they are not motivated. scholarship and job markets issues are driving students to cheat. may now be a liability” ( Pope and Simon p.

the quality of written assignment and acknowledgement of other author’s ideas will improve students gain a better understanding of universities regulations and integrity as part of the academic world. 7 . In other words.with stress would help students to focus on the quality of their academic writing as well.

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