Plagiarism and Citation

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Plagiarism:

Writing can be a difficult task for some people. For those people, before they start writing, the first thing they do is probably idea gathering, maybe looking for relate article on newspaper or magazine, look up some definition in the dictionary, check the World Wide Web, or even take a trip to the library. Often, they found what they are looking for, and before they know it, they start copying it, maybe a couple of word, few sentence, other people¡¦s idea, or they even copy the whole thing. People often want to take things they like, it is part of human nature. But there are a big different between wanting to than actually taking it without permission, this kind of action is called plagiarism.

Plagiarism is defined as an act of stealing or using another writer¡¦s ideas or words without that writer¡¦s permission or giving that writer credit for those ideas or words. It doesn¡¦t matter whether you copied an entire article or you just copied a sentence, without proper citation to show another writer¡¦s credit, you have committed a crime of stealing. Just like the ordinary law, it is not what or how much you have stole, it is the action and the intention of stealing.

There are different kinds of plagiarism, laziness and sloppiness usually cause some people starting plagiarizing without even realizing they are doing it, this. It is usually the act of copying ideas or the sentences of another writer. These kinds of people are the ones often do not want to give more thought to what they are writing. There are also people who commit plagiarism on purpose. The work of other writers are made available to you because they are posted or published by the original writer for the proposes of gaining public recognition and fame. More often than not, these people copy the works of other writers without giving them credit; they use the copied work for their own self-fulfillment.

In recent years, the use of computer and World Wide Webs (WWW) has...
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