Plagiarism- A Threat or an Art

“Duplicate from one, is plagiarism, but duplicate from two is research” this famous saying of Wilson Mizner isn’t enough to defend the duplicity of the writer. Authors work really hard to design an incomparable and unique content; therefore, it is NOT okay to copy their work without accrediting them. This cannot be termed as an Art! Continue reading

Preventing Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of using or closely imitating the writing of another author without his/her permission. In other means, it is an infringement, piracy, counterfeiting and theft. Plagiarism became so rampant especially after people started relying on the internet for conducting research that several lawsuits were filed against those committing plagiarism. Educational institutions revised their laws and any student caught plagiarizing was expelled. Continue reading

Consequences of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is defined as literary theft, where one steals the writing of someone else and publishes it as their own. It can be on a student level, where students steal or copy someone else’s assignments. It can be on article writing; one writer steals someone else’s words and submits it as their own. It can even be at research level, where one researcher copies another’s work and publishes it as their own work. Continue reading

Plagiarism – Avoid it

What I fail to understand is why any student should commit plagiarism. Plagiarism is simple straight forward cheating; so what’s the point? To get a better score? To turn in an assignment on time? To me it appears to be just sheer laziness that leads students not to do thorough research work and write original essays and term papers. It’s taking the easy road to scoring better grades. Sadly, it doesn’t work. Yes, you might think that it will work as you have managed to fool the teacher. But really, it’s going to come back in some point of your life to bite you. Continue reading