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Friday, January 09, 2009


While doing research on the web today I ran across a website that sells essays.
On it I found a link for "Plagiarism". Quite honestly I knew that sites like this existed. Though I hardly believe that they actually expect people to give proper credit for these essays and term papers. I just found an ironic hypocrisy in their website.

Plagiarism is an issue of great concern to high school, college and university faculty. Plagiarism is a moral, ethical, and legal issue. Plagiarism has been around for centuries, but the Internet and the subsequent proliferation of information have made the problem rampant. Plagiarism is not limited to students. Teachers, lawyers, businessmen, school administrators, politicians, reporters and other people in all walks of life plagiarize the work of others.

Plagiarism is taking someone else's work and passing it off as one's own. If you do not wish to plagiarize then all you need to do is provide proper acknowledgment or documentation when you use the work or words of others. It is just that simple.

There are a multitude of resources available on the Internet to educate students about what plagiarism is and show them strategies to prevent them from plagiarizing. Below you will find a selection of some these sources.

Plagiarism awareness sites

1 comment:

Essay said...

I often reference this site for info on my essay topics about plagiarism ..

thanks for the post