Plagiarism - Since paraphrasing may leave some doubt,...

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Jesse Gold ART107 MOMA – Plagiarism Turnitin ID: 128372601 3.16.10 To many individuals the concept of plagiarism is a vague understanding. The belief is that plagiarism is merely a copying of one’s works or writing while the truth is much more than that. Plagiarism, in actuality, is the stealing of another’s work and thusly claiming that it is your own afterward, therefore lying about the creation of the piece. This can include copying another’s work without citing, using another person’s work as your own, or failing to use correct quotation marks around a quote or quotation. Though it may seem difficult to some, plagiarism can be avoided when writing. This can be done in a variety of ways from talking with your professor to taking efficient notes. While writing your paper, you may need to learn how to paraphrase your writings.
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Unformatted text preview: Since paraphrasing may leave some doubt, always make sure to cite sources when unsure. Also, it should always be clear in your writings as to which individuals had mentioned which quotes within your writings. However, if one still chooses to plagiarize, the repercussions are more serious than one may imagine. Though the punishment is determined by the degree to which one has wronged, that does not limit what may be done. In an academic setting, the punishment for plagiarism may range from the assignment not being accepted to expulsion from the school, to any and all varying degrees in-between. However, in corporations and institutions, the act of plagiarism is seen as a crime punishable in court and possibly the loss of ones job....
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