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Unformatted text preview: The writer spent a great deal of time, effort, and money to acquire their intellectual "possessions", through learning and personal development. This isn't any different than working to save money to buy things such as a house or a car. In turn when you steal someone's intellectual knowledge it is like stealing their car or home that they worked very hard to acquire. I would then ask the student how they would feel if someone copied their work and tried to claim it as their own? Other forms of academic dishonesty is having someone else do the work and then you yourself take credit for it or cheating on exams....
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- Fall '09