Plagiarism comes from a Latin word meaning “kidnap”. Many people have given different meanings to the term plagiarism. Plagiarism is the worst form of fraud a student can be involved in. All students are advised to avoid this at all times. Plagiarism is caused by unfamiliarity with what they are supposed to be writing about or what they are learning about students are advised to familiarize themselves with the topics they are supposed to write about in advance. In my case I did not copy but I let people copy my paper and I did not make the right decision because not only did I cheat them out of their education but I put myself in a situation where I could get in trouble. Plagiarism is bad because it shows dishonesty. When committing plagiarism a student in the class will end up hurting himself or herself because he or she has not practiced the learning skills needed for future work like Assignments are also given to evaluate students on how well they understand their material. By committing plagiarism, a student ends up hurting other members of that class who did the assignments by themselves. It should be understood that getting credit undeservingly is being dishonest to them self and other classmates. When a person is granted a certificate, diploma that school is making a clear statement that the person has a certain skill and knowledge, however if at some time in your time at that school you got involved in plagiarism then it is not as true. Plagiarism is harmful to the reputation of the person who involves in it, his or her reputation will not be good when they are trying to get into a college. By allowing or participating in this a person becomes unprofessional which leads to the bad reputation. Plagiarism may lead to students being kicked out of school It is important to know that plagiarism is also breaking into copyright laws this means that schools and publishers can file lawsuits against you. Those who are lucky to get away with...
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