Argumentative Essay on Internet and Plagiarism

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Internet and Plagiarism: Awareness, Attitude and Perception of Students of Secondary Schools 2
Plagiarism Norms and Practices in Coursework Assignments 2
Plagiarism: Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway? An Administrator’s Choice to Teach Not Punish 3
Personal Reflection 4
Bibliography 5

Internet and Plagiarism: Awareness, Attitude and Perception of Students of Secondary Schools

As the majority of literary content is available and accessed online, it is becoming a devastating trend that the content getting published online is found to be plagiarized. Plagiarism is found in a high amount in the literature arriving in the recent times which has caused wonder as to what the borders of plagiarism are. The real meaning and interpretation of plagiarism are required to be pondered upon. (Ukpebor & Ogbebor, 2013)This has created a requirement for the researchers to gather data and clarify the meaning of plagiarism and regarding how it becoming commonplace and a high profile issue for schools all over the world. This article aims to initially shed a light on the meaning and boundaries of plagiarism and in what forms literature is plagiarized. This research shows the study being conducted on students of Edo state in Nigeria to gather data regarding their take on plagiarism. (Ukpebor & Ogbebor, 2013) There have been attempts to block the flow of plagiarism by introducing the Turnitin facility in institutions which have been proven effective widely. The root cause of this problem has been found as the abundance of internet research usage without the proper knowledge provided regarding plagiarism. The results suggest that majority of the students have not heard of the term plagiarism while very few have a clear idea of the concept. (Ukpebor & Ogbebor, 2013)The findings also suggest that the teachers do not give the necessary information regarding plagiarism nor the students and also that it is due to the factor of convenience that content from internet is accessed and plagiarized. The article begins with a detailed introduction about the impact of plagiarism and related terminology. This is followed by a brief statement of problem and a methodology describing the conditions of the research. The findings are discussed and displayed in detail and the article in briefly concluded.
Plagiarism Norms and Practices in Coursework Assignments

The genuineness of the literature produced from the schools and colleges are an indication of the quality of education in educational institutions around the world. Plagiarism has been playing the part of a termite in the structure of academic knowledge in the world. As Coursework assignments are a crucial part of college students to delve into their curriculum and revise on the knowledge they have gained through the semester. It is also crucial as it is an accepted paradigm for evaluating the student’s progress and intellect. Considering this, it was required to conduct a study on the level of knowledge among students about plagiarism and trends displaying their adherence towards rules of not plagiarizing. (Ting, et al., 2014) This study is performed on certain college level students of Malaysia. The point of focus of this article is the set of norms regarding plagiarism and academic writing in general and to what extent are both of them followed in the environment under study. The point of concerns in general among students practicing plagiarism are cheating by students and lethargic attitudes of teachers regarding their light consideration of plagiarism. (Ting, et al., 2014) There is also an opinion observed that in certain countries, due to cultural differences, plagiarism has developed over time. There is also an emphasis on students not given proper guidelines about it while the findings indicate that one of the reasons can be due to the nature of coursework assigned or the nature of penalties given for plagiarism. There has been concern expressed about the importance and sanctity of intellectual property and why students should be informed about it. (Ting, et al., 2014)The article begins with a brief introduction regarding norms on plagiarism and university policies followed by a very brief methodology and detailed analysis of the finding with chart data displaying the findings. The article is concluded finally reflecting the central idea.

Plagiarism: Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway? An Administrator’s Choice to Teach Not Punish

Plagiarism is a hindrance to the progress of the education systems around the world. The current trend of internet access for study reference has led to students plagiarizing their assignments and minimizing the arrival of genuine knowledge and opinions in the current literature. This worldwide wave of corruption has made educational institutions concerned about it and this article is an example of the works that express concern over the issue of plagiarism and analyzing the root cause of this trend. The primary cause which has been highlighted is the excess amount of information available in many forms which can confuse students regarding the actual source of the information. The presentation of the problem is done through a case involving students. (Polirstok, 2014) The approach of the educational institutions towards plagiarism has also been scrutinized. One of the causes of plagiarism has also been determined here as incomplete information being provided by the colleges and their teachers. The need for teachings students how to express original ideas has been discussed. (Polirstok, 2014)The critical necessity to remove plagiarized content derives how it is remedy not a weapon of the teacher. The over correction process as a punitive measure is discussed involving a step by step procedure to make a student learn to cite properly and not plagiarize the relevant content. It is also explains the process taking assumption from a case involving students. The report begins with a brief introduction discussing the necessity of propagating the concept of plagiarism. It is followed by the presentation of the problem which contains an example related to students plagiarizing. (Polirstok, 2014) The concern regarding the teaching of plagiarism removal is discussed as a possibility to create a population which knows better about plagiarism. The intervention procedure and its follow-up section are a potential solution to encouraging students to remove plagiarism.

Personal Reflection
I searched for the article using the online library systems using the terms which would possibly give results of relevant material on the required subject of plagiarism. I gave this article a through read of the sections I was supposed to concentrate on, avoiding the in the findings but grasping the crux of the article in order to summarize it fluently. There is also a section in which the initial portions an article required me to derive and express the importance of the subject at hand while the generalized details about the concept given in the article was also necessary to given in brief. Following that, the key concepts introduced in the article were pointed out as briefly as possible. This became a trend throughout all the articles. The structure of the articles was the same except the one by (Polirstok, 2014) which was not a research of high magnitude and did not contain a methodology. The writing process required me to mention the importance of the subject first and then I could delve into the subject matter of the article without mentioning the details or data. As I concluded the subject matter I mentioned the structure of the article and then followed a similar trend in all the articles.
The Articles belonged to the subject of plagiarism which is a relatable subject as I am a student. The weight of this issue could only be felt after reading these articles. The article searches gave results of the relevant articles and after going through some of them, they all has a similar structure and covered the same ground which made me try to choose at least one article which was not in the regular format. The solutions that came out of the articles were similar in nature but I sensed that the problem rests in the change arrived in human nature after the advent of technology in which the habit of reading is getting diminished and due to that, students fail to go through the entire article and choose to plagiarize without pondering over reference materials and generating an original opinion. This article provided an insight regarding the worldwide trend and what kind of factors lead to plagiarism. This will help me in avoiding plagiarism while writing reports and articles in the future.
Ukpebor, C. and Ogbebor, A. (2013). Internet and Plagiarism: Awareness, Attitude and Perception of Students of Secondary Schools. Journal of Library & Information Science, 3(2), pp.254-267.
Ting, S., Musa, M. and Mah, F. (2014). Plagiarism Norms and Practices in Coursework Assignments. IJE, 6(1), p.73.
Polirstok, S. (2014). Plagiarism: Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway? An Administrator’s Choice to
Teach Not Punish. Creative Education, 5, 564-567.


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March 8, 2018

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