Plagiarism, The Most Common Form Of Academic Dishonesty

923 Words Feb 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
If an assignment is due in an hour, would a student copy an already created work or use their own creativity to produce a composition? The most expedient choice would be to copy and, not credit the source in order to complete the assignment on time. Acts of academic dishonesty such as copying is growing among today 's student. Plagiarism, the most common form of academic dishonesty, is going “viral” as students misinterpret or disregard the essence of what plagiarism is. Such actions may appear to be efficient, but it isn 't worth punishment.
Honor Codes, rules set by an academic institution, are set in place to warn students against conducting unethical actions such as plagiarizing. An academic institution may conduct disciplinary actions against those who perform activities listed in their respective Honor Code. These disciplinary actions range from failing an assignment to being expelled from school. Students shouldn 't plagiarize due to the various consequences.
Students may plagiarize for a variety of reasons. Obtaining a passing grade, lack of time, laziness, as well as not understanding plagiarism can all be attributed to its practice. When I was in high school, many of the students in a Geometry class would ask or try to copy my work without permission. Most of them were short on time when the time to turn in an assignment arrived due to their lack of attention during teaching and laziness. Plagiarism in this manner may be common due to a lack of interest in a…
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