Plagiarism And The Consequences Of Plagiarism

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In this paper we will cover plagiarism. We will cover a brief history of plagiarism and look at the different types of plagiarism, as well as compare and contrast the different types. We will also look at who is most prone to plagiarize and why. We will also discuss the role plagiarism plays in academia and the consequences to plagiarizing. Webster’s online Dictionary defines plagiarism as “to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one 's own: use (another 's production) without crediting the source [… or] to commit literary theft: present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.” Many people believe that plagiarism is a relatively new concept that came about as technology became more and more accessible, however this is not the case. It is said that Shakespeare’s plays are not his own work. Shakespeare traveled to different regions and heard folk tales and stories from the people that lived in these areas and wrote down what the people were saying and wrote it in play form. He tweaked the stories so that they may be relatable to the English men and women that would attend his plays. Even though Shakespeare’s works are not his own, he is one of, if not the most recognized playwright in the history of play writers. According to Turnitin.com there are 10 different types of plagiarism. These 10 types of plagiarism are: clone, hybrid, ctrl-c, mashup, find-replace, 404 error, remix, aggregator, recycle, and re-tweet. Cloning is…

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