Increasing Problem of Plagiarism Due to Social Media

As media has been advancing, it has become difficult to avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism in its many forms has become a part of the social world. The content we see and share daily on different social networking websites is mostly disregarded of its origination. There either is considered no requirement to use the original source of such content or information or there is not much space provided by the websites to share the information as well as the source in detail; this happens in the case of Twitter. Continue reading

When Plagiarism Becomes Theft

One might get away with rewriting the content and not copying it word-to-word. However, it’s unethical and is referred to as stealing. If you are giving an idea that has been taken from some source but presented in an entirely different way, so that no one can recognize it, you are still morally answerable. It is mostly done in the name of research; students mention that as a result of the research, they have proposed something, while that proposition is not what they think about the topic. Continue reading

Differentiating Paraphrasing from Plagiarism

Paraphrasing

Writing a paraphrase is when you write a summary of the readings and facts in your own words without citing the references you have taken the information from. You do not directly write anything out of whatever information you have read; the only thing you do is that you write what you get out of that information to read. Continue reading

Dangers of Getting Help on Writing Papers

The internet has spawned many new businesses and academic writing is one of them. Anyone who needs to get a paper written just has to surf the internet to find academic writing help website. Most of the people running and managing these websites are based all over the world in places like India, Philippines, etc. their rates are quite nominal and that’s what lures students in seeking help from them.

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When Contacting the Plagiarist Fails

There can be many instances when contacting the plagiarist fails. One of them is that the information posted is so old that even the website owner is no more taking care of the website. Many bloggers carry their blogs for some time and as soon as they get busy elsewhere, they forget about updating those blogs. Even the contact information on those blogs expires and they become unreachable. Continue reading