Classification Essay - Three Types of Cheaters

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Plagiarism - Three Types of Cheaters


"Fools make researches and wise men exploit them." Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines the word plagiarize as to pass off as one's own the ideas or words of another. Every student knows that plagiarism is dishonest and wrong. Why do so many students do it? Students themselves may not believe that they are plagiarizing. Many students plagiarize because of the diverse types of plagiarism which are often unknown to students. The three major types of plagiarism are shameless, haphazard and self-plagiarism. Self-plagiarism is a relatively new concept that has not gained much attention in the student world.

Shameless plagiarists are the ones who go through their entire academic career passing off
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Her son, completely happy with the re-writes, feels that he is not partaking in any form of plagiarism because she has always done this for him. His mother does not feel that her son is plagiarizing because she approves her son using the "proof-read" essays even though the essays are not his original work.

Throughout Carondelet High School, students can be found, for a price, who are willing to write other students' essays. The "brains," as they are labeled at the school, do not feel that those who turn in the essays are plagiarizing. Essays are tailor-made for the students who pay the "brains." Therefore, according to the "brains," submitting those essays is not a form of plagiarism. The "brains" feel that payment for their services of writing the papers can be easily compared to the President's speech writers. The speech writer creates the perfect speech for the President, who in turn reads it to the country as his own words. The speech writers are paid for their services. In the loosest sense of the word, plagiarism is the passing off of one's work or ideas as your own. A "brain" remarked, "If the President is not a plagiarist then neither are the students who pay for my work!"

Shameless plagiarists place all their faith in their source for the papers. They rely and completely depend on the person who wrote the paper. Shameless plagiarists do not feel guilt because they actually believe that they are not doing anything…