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Dale Computer - Key Terms 181 and with the Web these students have millions upon millions of term papers available for their use with a simple

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Key Terms 181 and with the Web, these students have millions upon millions of term papers available for their use with a simple click of a mouse. Web sites such as fastpapers.com and planetpapers.com serve as online paper mills, where students can download documents and submit them as their own. This form of cyber cheating has revolution- ized plagiarism, and professors are struggling to keep up. Studies show that on any given assignment, approximately 30% of all students plagiarize. It is natural and appropriate, of course, for students to quote from and cite outside sources in their academic papers. Plagia- rism occurs when a student uses another person’s intellectual property improperly and fails to give credit to the original author. Most schools have severe consequences for students who plagiarize, violating honor codes, and compromising their own integrity. Digital plagiarism is particularly difficult to detect since there is no visible difference between papers that have been downloaded and
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2011 for the course CSE 1550 taught by Professor Marianakant during the Fall '10 term at York University.

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