Plagiarism : What Is Plagiarism?

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What is Plagiarism?
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.
Where plagiarism can be included?
• In written assignment and project: when students take other people words and researches, and claimed them as their own. There are three types of common plagiarism in written assignment: o Copying words and ideas from published sources: Students copy information without the acknowledgment of the source; summarizing or paraphrasing of the text without the acknowledgment of the source. To acknowledge the source, student must reference or cite to it. o Copying from other students: claim and pretend that other students work as their work o Working too closely with other students: final result of the work turn out to be identical or near identical. The students will share the same
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