By: Peejaydee
Do you know what plagiarism is? Have you ever been guilty of it? Did you know you were doing it? The rise of writing as a hobby, especially internet blogging, has opened the door to plagiarism on an almost industrial scale. If you look 'plagiarize'...
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By: Matthew Fouts
Ok. You are teaching first year composition at a university and you catch one of your students plagiarizing. What do you do?Well, there are two schools of thought on the subject. Many teachers believe in a "no tolerance" policy when it comes to plagiarism...
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By: Kim Justesen
As a college English teacher, I find a surprising number of my students do not understand what plagiarism is, why it is wrong, and the simple steps that can be taken to avoid this serious offense. All colleges take plagiarism seriously. Being caught having plagiarized...
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By: Shelby L
Life of a teen"Dare!" Everyone giggled while Shannon thought about the dare. I had no idea what she was going to ask me to do, but I was sure it wasn't going to be easy since we aren't the best of friends. In fact...
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By: CeCe Day Hill
"Somehow a distraught J.K. Rowling has "lost" her creativity for writing. Is it permanent writer's block, or is it sentimentality about losing out on the sought after almighty dollar?" In Federal Court, Ms. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series appeared in...
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By: Greydark
Plagiarism is an issue faced by not only high school students, but also by writers in the professional world. A good example of how a well-known writer got caught within the tangles of plagiarism is one of Stephen Ambrose. Ambrose was an American biographer as...
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By: Lori Buttermark
Life is a tightrope of fierce competition, challenges and potholes. Each of us makes our own footprint in the cement of success without stepping on other toes. We must respect the rights and goals of our fellow constituents as they must respect ours in return...
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By: Gordon Hamilton
The consequences of plagiarism are of course two-fold. There are the consequences for the writer who has been plagiarised and those for the plagiarist. They are of course opposite sides of the same coin but can be extreme and unpleasant in both different circumstances, in...
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