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Plagiarism is a Problem

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Plagiarism is a major problem in schools everywhere. All teachers in a variety of grades can relate to this subject. The problem has only been increasing. The more the internet expands, the easier it gets for students to find something to copy from. Though that is true, the internet also provides help for teachers in catching plagiarism. It is very important for all teachers to be able to identify what constitutes plagiarism and what causes students to do it, to catch the methods that students use to pass getting caught, and how to stop the act dead in its tracks or before it even starts. Plagiarism is the act of trying to take credit for using another person's work. It is really just cheating a way out of work. There are many reasons as to why people plagiarize. Many students find themselves unable to write about a subject they are given, whether it be an essay or a book report. In most of those cases the students try to plagiarize in attempt to save their grade. ...read more.

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Sometimes many students copy from the same source without knowing which makes the obvious repetition obvious to the teacher causing them to become suspicious. Changing the wording of a few sentences, deleting, and adding a few sentences here and there do not bend the fact that you are plagiarizing even to the slightest degree. Despite the fact, students still attempt to alter the work slightly and try to argue their case. You do not have to use word for word to plagiarize. If a majority of the work is not by you, it is, in fact, still plagiarism. Sometimes students get together to write a paper and don't write their own sentences diversely enough. Sadly, in some cases, a student may ask a fellow classmate friend to 'borrow', 'just to look at', or to 'draw information or ideas from'. That student may end up copying that paper in its entirety, maybe changing a few phrases, and turn it in. Upon looking at the two papers the teacher confronts the two students and discusses how they are both responsible for what happened. ...read more.

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When all the papers have been checked, the program prints out a list of the teacher's students, how often they were flagged on their work, and what percentage of their work was flagged. Some teachers have a certain set percentage of flags that a student is not allowed to pass without the lowering of a grade. The students who have been caught one are expected to stop. If behavior continues, the teacher may refer the student to a school authority to deal with their problem. Plagiarism is a common issue that has many problems and many solutions. Students try many ways to get past teachers without having to do the work. Though the problem is increasing, there are many more ways to detect it. The internet has helped make the process of catching plagiarism more effective and efficient even though students' resources are expanding. As long as a teacher knows what makes plagiarism what it is and how to identify it, the methods students use, and how it can be stopped, they are ready for almost anything. Plagiarism is a quite easily stopped problem if enforced and searched for. ...read more.

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