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Cultural perspective of plagiarism

Cultural perspective of plagiarism

The dictionary defines the word plagiarize as “to steal or copy and then pass off another’s ideas as our own without giving any credit or making any reference to the original author”. Many a times it is also referred to as literary stealing or literary theft. This is the absolutely general meaning of plagiarism. However, most commonly this word is used in the world of academics. Here the word has a slightly more specific meaning which is to steal or copy another author’s thoughts or ideas with the purpose of passing them off as ...

Types of plagiarism

Types of plagiarism

Plagiarism is truly a very funny thing. Even though it is highly dishonest and unethical, students still indulge in it because of laziness, lack of time and under confidence. This is not expected of them at all. It is a highly punishable and serious offense that can lead to even expulsion, Because of its serious implications; students many times try to disguise it under words such as “inspiration” or “reference”. There are a number of types of plagiarising that are practised today and they are very varied in nature. To combat it, ...