The Real Problem of Plagiarism

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These codes can be different based upon the specific rules of the institution in question. Some have clothing rules, others rules about alcohol or drug use, but there are certain rules which are more universal and are found in almost all schools. Many schools have rules which dictate that students must behave in ways which the institution considers to be honorable. These honor codes can include different components, but it is primarily a pledge against cheating in any sense of the word including plagiarism. The students pledge to the school that any assignments that they turn in will be their own work and that their performances on examinations will be based upon their own academic determination, rather than cheating. In return, the university or college pledges to believe that the student's work is his or her own (McCabe 585). Plagiarism is a form of cheating but there are cases when it is unintentional or used to prove a sociological or psychological point, which should be considered before a punishment is meted out.
Plagiarism is a real problem in the current time period. With the advent of the Internet, students are able to literally type in a few key words into any search engine and find all the material which would be necessary in order to complete an assignment successfully and efficiently. Indeed, it is no trouble to highlight a large…
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