Weekly Opinion: Plagiarism

Take a look at the infographic below (click on it for a larger image) and then add a reply to this post and answer the following questions:

  • What is plagiarism?
  • Why does plagiarism and academic honesty matter?
  • How could plagiarism effect your life and the lives of others?

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13 thoughts on “Weekly Opinion: Plagiarism

  1. Plagiarism is copying/taking someone’s words and saying they are you’re own. If you aren’t honest about what you are doing in school or anywhere for that matter, then what can you be honest about? Plagiarism affects many of the lives of whom they are taking the words from.

  2. I think it is when you copy off someones own work that they have done, such as an essay or report and you don’t put anything in your own words. So people can learn how not to cheat and people shouldn’t be stealing. Someone could find out what you did and could possibly tell another person. It can get to the police and you could go to jail

  3. Plagiarism is when you copy someone’s word.It matters because your not doing your work your one and its not fair to the person who wrote the thing that you took, he\she did the work and you didnt do anything.It would effect your because you would get in trouble.

    • Please proofread your work. Some grammar mistakes make it difficult to understand the content of your reply. Always add a space after punctuation and use apostrophes in contractions.

  4. Plagiarism is copying or cheating off of someone, on a test, on an essay etc.
    If you plagiarize you aren’t really learning and it is not really your work.
    The whole would get in trouble if one person plagiarized.

  5. Plagiarism is the act of cheating. Cheating in school can affect your grade and get you into a lot of trouble. Plagiarism can get you fired and you might not get hired at another job.

  6. Plagiarism, or the copying of someone else’s words without proper credit, is very problematic. Students should be able to do their own work without having to copy somebody else. If they aren’t capable of it, maybe they’re not at the grade level proper for them. Academic honesty matters because it could later contribute to honesty in life. If one is taught that cheating is “okay”, they’ll tell themselves it’s “okay” to lie to your boss or cheat on your spouse.

  7. Plagiarism is when you copy someone else’s work and make other people think it was yours. You have to write or speak whats on your mind, you can’t just copy someone else’s work. You can feel guilty later on in life and others in your life.

  8. plagiarism is when some one is cheating on a test or homework. The matter because they might not know what there a doing in life and they wont no how to answer a question. They might lie about things and cheat on someone else on there jobs and get fired.

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