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Plagiarism at English-speaking tertiary institution is not a crime that students intentionally commit; instead it is merely inappropriate behavior that occurs as a result of imperfect understandings of academic cultural conventions. Discuss the ab
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"Plagiarism at English-speaking tertiary institution is not a crime that students intentionally commit; instead it is merely inappropriate behavior that occurs as a result of imperfect understandings of academic cultural conventions".
Discuss the above assertion, and suggest how plagiarism can best be minimized.
Recently, in the generation of high technology and science, particularly internet and its obtainable data, plagiarism has become a frequent feature in student writing and academics need a strong set of plans and methods for dealing with this problem (Nelson 2002:1). Plagiarism is dishonest use or copying from someone else's ideas, language or thoughts as if they were your own, without acknowledging the source (Wikipedia, April 2007). According to Hubbuch (1982:161) much plagiarism is unintentional and most of students do not plagiarize cautiously, actually the main reason is the students do not know how to use source properly or they do not know anything about proper acknowledgement of the source. This essay will argue about how plagiarism can be minimized.
The following items are examples of plagiarism, considered as a crime from the lowest to serious offences: "Sham paraphrasing": Substance and material copied word for word from the text and source acknowledged but represented
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