As one begins to grasp the concept of Schroth’s (2012) article The Plagiarism Plague, it is easy to identify the author’s dissatisfaction for plagiarism and the negative connotations he has for someone who is involved in this heinous offense. He initiates and summarizes his commentary with personal stories of how plagiarism has affected him. Schroth offers several solutions for the copyright issue that is upon us; he states, “the sanction for plagiarism must be at least an F on the paper, accompanied by a letter in the student's file to be consulted if it happens again, with the understanding that a second offense would mean expulsion.” Schroth was also sure to mention the collective approach necessary from all educators for his solution to be implemented. He believes the “policy will be effective only with leadership from the president and full cooperation from the faculty.” The writer goes on to explain how plagiarism has become an epidemic in this society and the effects of its prevalence thereof. Although plagiarism has become rampant in this society, it is still immoral and unethical. College students continue to plagiarize however, because they refuse to regard their education as a top priority and it has become culturally acceptable for people to falsify information without any serious penalties for their dishonesty.
Plagiarism Case Plagiarism cases can provide insight on the dire consequences that can occur if a student is caught plagiarizing within an academic setting. A former student of Rutgers University, Amanda Serpico, was accused by her professor of plagiarizing on her opinion paper in her argumentation class (Bailey, 2011). Amanda received credit for using citations in a majority of the paper and providing the sources in the reference section, but she did not properly cite at least three verbatim passages that she used within her work (Bailey, 2011). Amanda utilized Turnitin software to review her paper and to detect plagiarism before turning in the assignment for grading to her professor (Bailey, 2011). The plagiarism accusation resulted in Amanda receiving a failing grade on the paper, a failing grade in the course, and being denied admission to several graduate schools. (Bailey,
Almost every student has been there: staring at his/her computer trying to get an assignment done when they have twenty other obligations swinging over his/her head. Students are trying to find the fastest and easiest way to get the assignment completed. Many students will plagiarize intentionally or unintentionally at some point of their educational career. Plagiarism is the act of taking someone else’s work or ideas then calling that work their own. There is no acknowledgement being given to the original author. In Trip Gabriel’s “Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age,” the internet has created new challenges for students being able to give credit to ideas and information. Often, Students do not understand that information on
The article talks about how the way the school system is set up students are not able to fully write a complete a research paper. Most of the time an act like this is impulsive, something that is done without thinking. It is said that teachers are basically taking a short cut by teaching their student the concept of paraphrasing what they read instead of teaching them how to properly put things in a context they can explain themselves. The research was done by a Dean who dealt with student dishonesty for over sixteen years, but yet each student is has different reasons for their acts. McCabe himself says in the article that cheating can be one of many things such as a cry for help to just not knowing how to properly cite their resources. Being a fresh out of high school student I often witness student being told that what they
1) How prevalent is plagiarism on college campuses? Plagiarism is an increasing large issue on college campuses, a habit to most of the student. According to the article ‘’The Plagiarism Plague’’, the findings on the survey made to 50,000 students on more than 60 campuses was that 70 percent of
Plagiarism is a temptation every college student faces. It's also a serious issue that doesn't always get taken care of. I think the way it has been dealt with is strange. Strange in the sense that there isn't just one procedure when it comes to the punishment of those who plagiarize. In Raymond A. Schroth's article, he focused more so on the professor's side of the issue. He also presented ways to prevent the issue in effective ways and gave information on not so effective way. I really enjoyed his approach to the article. Trip Gabriel's article brought to light just how common the issue of plagiarism is. It made me truly question the way students are taught how not to plagiarize and if it needs to be revisited or updated so it's more geared
Essay on Plagiarism Nahien Chowdhury University of Florida What Constitutes Plagiarism? Plagiarism is a form of cheating, and a serious violation of the honor code and academic honesty in educational institutions. According to dictionary.com, plagiarism is: a piece of writing or other work reflecting such unauthorized use or imitation . In simplified terms, plagiarism is taking and using some else’s work without giving credit to the righteous owner, for using their information. This work includes but is not limited to text, graphs, pictures, statistics, or other types of information that is not considered “common knowledge.” It is also considered as stealing, thus it is not tolerated anywhere in the world, and penalties are strictly
The ins and outs of plagiarism When faced with the option between right and wrong, which would be chosen? In most cases majority of people would go for the morally correct option but then there are always a select few who choose the wrong way to do things. Plagiarism is a widespread issue that educators need to deal with. Rachel Dearlove, the author of Rethinking the plagiarism problem, is an example of how writing to the high education audience is a way to explain plagiarism to students in ways that they understand. Brooks Winchell, author of Successful plagiarism 101, wrote in a new way to educators about the perfect plagiarized essay, and ways students try to do it. These two articles were written in two different styles that aim get the reader involved and to
Trying to prevent students from cheating Dorff created slightly different tests for the same course he taught twice. Even with Dorff’s efforts to prevent cheating, the students passed the tests answers from the earlier course on to the latter course failing to realize the test was different. By passing false answers it shows the students desperation and willingness to cheat. Dorff also believes that student don’t know what “constitutes cheating”. In Dorff’s article, he accused a student of plagiarizing. The student’s denied plagiarizing replying that “he would never cut and paste” because he retyped the document. This shows how many students do not know how to credit other peoples work and students are not instructed on how to properly use other people’s material. Dorff shows examples of the lengths or shortcuts students are willing to take in order to
The students at Lakewood Ranch High School also insinuated that plagiarism was not discussed in class, suggesting that they were insufficiently informed about plagiarism and what it represented. Say this is true the corrective measure would be to discuss plagiarism at the beginning of the school year as well as providing a review during the middle of the academic year. Regardless, these adolescents are capable of understanding concepts, standard principles of morality (Feldman, 2014). Therefore, in my opinion they were aware of their actions of intentional copying and submitting another person’s work. Which ultimately resulted with a greater desire for rewards despite the possibility of
The writer, Todd Pettigrew wrote the article “All your profs wrong about plagiarism,” explains that plagiarism takes the form of counterfeiting, which means to fake instead of stealing. Many college students result to piracy rather than to add in the work because they are lazy or desperate to succeed and
With the ever-increasing wealth of information provided by a simple Internet search, students are finding their resource options growing. From hundreds of topic specific sources to completely written essays, students are challenged to use their own words. Michelle Cleary addresses the issues of plagiarism faced by students today while giving real-life solutions from an instructor’s view in her article, "Top 10 Reasons Students Plagiarize & What Teachers Can Do about It (With Apologies to David Letterman)". From research methods to writing instructions, the author uses a cause and effect scenario to illustrate the plagiarism problems and suggests methods that encourage academic success. Students struggle not only with the temptation to plagiarize, but also worry about inadvertently plagiarizing, and the ramifications of their actions.
After watching the video, CBS Morning News “Plagiarism” story, my reaction to what is considered plagiarism was not so surprising. I already knew a lot about this from high school. My school was huge on plagiarism and any papers, or even a 500-word essay, submitted to turnitin.com was checked. Every teacher there had an account for his or her specific subject. If you plagiarized in school it was my understanding, that it was cause for suspension, a zero in that class and you would have to retake it the next year. After reading the review, it helped me a lot to understand why plagiarism is such a crime. There are so many sources available on the internet that explain the way to cite books that are not mine. From my experience, I have already learned to document all information that I retrieve.
Sebastian Poe CO150.801 Kathryn Hulings Essay #1 Plagiarism, by almost every light, is a serious problem deserving of time, attention and care. However, its prevention is a complex, difficult question, complicated by excessive sloth and lack of action from administrators. The article “A Question of Honor”, written by William Chace, a professor and concerned citizen, is effective at reaching its intended audience. Largely, the intended audience is students, professors, and administrators who are concerned with plagiarism and wish to stop it. Consequently the purpose of the article, the prevention of plagiarism, is addressed. The article was originally published in American Scholar in the Spring 2012 issue. It can be located in the Ethics in Higher Education, edited by Nancy Henke et al. Chace’s thesis suggests that plagiarism can be prevented by the culture associated with the university. The article was originally put in an academic journal, making its audience somewhat easier to determine. As well, the article uses appeals to scholarly professionals. The text spends a good portion of the prologue establishing the claim that there is a chronic problem of plagiarism present in this culture. In the body text of the article, Chace first of all presents counterarguments to the idea that cheating is an acceptable way to learn how to write, then spends the majority of the article describing how to prevent cheating. This is effective for the genre, a persuasive article in an
Educators have long been concerned with the problem of detecting plagiarism. Despite the severe sanctions imposed when it is discovered, some students persist in using the words and ideas of other writers without attribution. Ironically, the very seriousness of the offense and the penalties imposed may contribute to the relative