Plagiarism in writing, which could be defined as borrowing a creator’s original ideas and/or words without attributing credits where it’s due, is considered a big concern in higher-education level. The difference in ways of writing among regions and countries baffled me, thus resulted in my interest in the topic. One of the ethical issue concerns the role cultural background plays in forming students’ way of writing: some believe that plagiarism is acceptable in Asian countries, claiming plagiarism is a concept produced and mainly employed into practice in the Western nations, while other counter plagiarism is perceived the same way everywhere in the world – to be frowned upon. This essay will mainly explore the notion of whether culture shapes the way students perceive plagiarism, and if the previous statement stands true, should it be appreciated as one’s tradition.
As a student, the aftereffects of plagiarism usually occur in a common sequence. The first consequence begins with a verbal warning (“Honor Code”, 2012) and the next offense can come in the form of a written warning. After written warnings are given the guilty party can be suspended. However, consequences of plagiarism can be even further reaching. Suspension or expulsion from the university, or academic institution where research was taken place, can occur. Beyond these outcomes, recommendations for punishment can include counseling and community service (“Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism”).
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.
Almost all colleges enforce policy when students commit plagiarism. With regard to plagiarism, two authors’ arguments differ. One of authors, Emma Teitel, a student in Dalhousie University, argued that the punishment of plagiarism is un-fare. She was punished for plagiarism in her third year. She claimed that she just made a technical mistake on her essay and did not intentionally plagiarize from another author’s work (Teitel, November 8, 2011). On the other hand, according to Todd Pettigrew, a professor in Kings University, colleges should make a rule clearly for plagiarized assignments depending on the number of offenses. For example, for student who commits plagiarism the second time should get a stronger punishment than the first offense.
From a societal perspective, plagiarism is seen as an anticipated but unfortunate matter of fact, somewhat like a social faux pas (Martin, 1994). If someone in a high level position were to be revealed for plagiarism, certainly there would be embarrassment and some stigma associated with such knowledge (Green, 2002) but when considered against all possible offenses, likely downplayed as minor. Sadly, these incidents are happening younger and younger (Lahey,
Kennedy once said, “A child miseducated is a child lost”. In this circumstance, President Kennedy’s statement is exceptionally true. By not receiving a severe punishment, these students are not receiving the valuable education of being held accountable for their actions. Not acknowledging the seriousness of plagiarism early on could eventually lead to much greater consequences than receiving a zero. In a point of fact, anyone who reproduces someone’s intellectual property can be prosecuted in a court of law. Understanding the severity of plagiarism early on could avoid such a punishment altogether, by accepting a punishment incomparable to the one that lays
Today, education is big business. With the explosion of the Internet, more and more people are pursuing advanced education. It has never been easier to get your Bachelors or Masters degree. The business of plagiarism has become big business also. In this paper I will discuss how Brenau University defines plagiarism, what are some potential punishments for intentionally and unintentionally plagiarizing as a student at Brenau University. I will also explain how students attitudes toward plagiarism can impact intellectual property within the general environment of US businesses. Finally, I will examine how as a manager, in my company, can these attitudes lead to damaging your company’s competitive advantage.
Although Plagiarism is inherently wrong and should be viewed by all as such, I do feel as though it has become the cultural norm. One of the most recent examples of this was the speech given my Melania Trump at the RNC national convention, in which Mrs. Trump's speech writer admitted to using parts of a speech previously given by First Lady Michelle Obama without giving her proper credit. After which, we witnessed on a national level an attempt to cover up a lie with another lie. I believe that in some ways it was because of the gray area around shared thoughts or ideas, as well as some initial embarrassment which caused her to claim that she wrote the speech. This example shows how easy and commonplace plagiarism has become, and the public
plagiarism has a sizably voluminous part in American Culture. Numerous individuals can conventionally be outwardly visually perceived partaking in exercises connected with plagiarism. This is remotely on the grounds that individuals of most ages can be included and families are amassed by this. For the most part a man who shows their disrelish for plagiarism might be viewed as an impalpable.
When it comes to trying to know the United States standpoint about plagiarism, you have to preliminary recognize two generally kept United States ethnic standards: individualism as well as straight forward communication. The cultural importance of individualism calls for university students to regard the rights of people as their concepts acquired simply by evidently identifying another’s concepts from one’s individual as well as using a proven approach for the process. Individualists likewise anticipate university students in no way discuss information in a test or possibly talk about the subjects with the help of friends that may be required to take the test another time. Another cultural importance within U.S.A. is straightforward communication.
Plagiarism is using someone else’s work, words, production, researches and ideas without the approval or the acknowledgment of the writer or producer, and claiming the credit for himself. Many reasons and factors are attributed for the use of plagiarism and could be cultural, historical, linguistic, environmental and educational background. Plagiarism is a form of an academic dishonesty, academic misconduct, and a digital cheating. It is declared to be an unacceptable legal act and institutional regulations. And universities, schools, and instructors do not only need to decrease plagiarism, but they must also affect positively on students writings, increase the understanding of how to use digital technology to facilitate their academic writing.
In his article, Cultural insight can help tackle plagiarism, John Gill discusses the importance of understanding plagiarism, the issues some cultures like the chinese face, and the difficulty of changing their way of approaching plagiarism when studying abroad in the U.K.
Plagiarism is defined as using others people’s ideas, writings, and quotes without giving credit to the author by citing the material in the paper. Plagiarism can come from copying many things including charts, graphs, text, and music. Even paraphrasing an author’s work without citing it can be considered plagiarism. Plagiarism certainly has been around long before the first research project was assigned. One of the most famous scientists Gregor Mendel had his work plagiarized by another scientist Hugo de Vries in the 19th century. Mendel had come up with breakthroughs in genetics, but no one realized what he had accomplished. Later in the early 1900’s, de Vries
In modern society, does originality truly exist in literature? Humans have been on Earth for about 200,000 years and there are roughly 7 billion of us today; that’s a lot of time and people. Surely most, if not all, ideas have been thought of and written down. Plagiarism is seen in writing because it is inevitable. This is due to the fact that most ideas already exist, however, intentional plagiarism should not be excused for any reason. When an author’s work is consciously copied by another author, this is where the line is drawn. Some might say that if the plagiarist improves the original text, then he/she should get credit for the work. Others see it as a form of editing. But Fadiman realizes that plagiarism is corrupting literature,
In colloquial language plagiarism is the concept of stealing someone’s piece of work or someone’s idea. It is clear that plagiarising is unjust and immoral, however now a days it is becoming more difficult to come up with original ideas as the media allows students to have open access to all information and the producer or author must be very careful to not use somebody else’s work unintentionally and claim it as theirs. It is important to educate students about plagiarism as it can carry major consequences. The concept of plagiarism with reference to policy will be outlined and also the steps helping students and authors to avoid plagiarism in this assignment.