What is plagiarism

What is plagiarism - Sathiya Seelan Cumarason 00754788 IBM...

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Sathiya Seelan Cumarason IBM 301 SALLY BOYES 00754788 What is plagiarism? Internet Plagiarism and the Internet Plagiarism has never been easier than it is today. Before the internet, cheating was labor- intensive and obvious. Potential plagiarists had to find appropriate works from a limited pool of resources, usually a nearby library, and copy them by hand. Since these resources were almost always professionally written, the risk of detection was very high. The Internet now makes it easy to find thousands of relevant sources in seconds, and in the space of a few minutes plagiarists can find, copy, and paste together an entire term paper or essay. Because much of the material online is produced by other students, it is often difficult or impossible for educators to identify plagiarism based on expectations of student-level work. Even when an instructor does suspect plagiarism, the sheer size of the internet seems to work in the plagiarist's favor. Search engines can be useful for tracking down suspect passages, but even
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course IBM 301 taught by Professor Sally during the Spring '08 term at A.T. Still University.

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