Coree Bishop, Natosha Rivers, Tamara Holton, Michael Hays and Melissa Davis The University of Phoenix
Plagiarism is misconduct committed by students who do not take the added measure to give credit to the author of material the students used in his or her own article. Plagiarism is a form of cheating, when a student does not give proper credit to the author or authors they have researched this is called academic theft. Once a student understands plagiarism they have the knowledge to cite properly and reference the materials that he or she will use in their academic and employment. Once a student understands how to use MLA and APA he or she will not commit academic fraud. Students should be aware of the punishments that come when he or she steals the work, ideas, and thoughts of another person.
Plagiarism is one of the most serious types of student misconduct happening in universities today. Some students do not realize they are plagiarizing so is it fair that every student who plagiarizes receive the same punishment? Plagiarism is unfair to other students because his or her work is graded against dishonest work and plagiarism is the responsibility of each student to cite properly and reference data, statistics, or other sources of information that are used in his or her submission. What is plagiarism? The University Of Phoenix Student Code Of Academic Integrity defines plagiarism as the intentional or unintentional representation of another’s words or ideas as one’s own in an academic exercise. Some students do not realize they are plagiarizing, so is it fair that every student who plagiarizes receive the same punishment? Is it fair to other students because their work is graded against dishonest work and plagiarism is the responsibility of each student to cite properly and reference data, statistics, or other sources of information that are used in his or her submission? For the purpose of this paper, I will be speaking of plagiarism and why plagiarism is perhaps one of the most serious types of student misconduct happening in universities today. Plagiarism is Cheating
Plagiarism is a form of cheating that goes in any type of school environment. Many students do not know plagiarism could be avoided if they cite the references properly. Plagiarism is deliberately copying someone’s work and turning it in to the instructor as if it was his or her own work. Giving clear adequate references enables one to use the author’s ideas as a base for the work and giving detailed information on what has been learned in the perspective of original work. Try using the author’s words as a building block to create ideas, show the instructor the clear understanding that was made from reading the author’s information then create a paper based solely on what a person’s observation may be. Many people believe they can paraphrase or change a couple of words to make it sound as if they have created their own idea. Paraphrasing is changing the entire structure the sentence to the same of affect of the original sentence but in a person’s own words, while showing understanding to what has just been read. A person can always paraphrase the authors words as long as the resources are cited at the end of the paper, showing the instructor those words are not being portrayed as being original. Resources should be cited if direct quotations are used, changed authors words but they still mean the same and if the author name has been mentioned in the paper. Knowledge of Plagiarism
A person could have knowledge, a wealth of knowledge in certain things. For example, a financial advisor may give prospective customer information that will inform them of the basics on retirement accounts or savings accounts. Once the advisor provides the customer with information on the past performances, that information would need to be backed up with some form of documentation....