ENG1301 Plagiarism essay

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DA: Blog -- The "P" Word

Our first blog relates to ethical literacy and, more specifically, plagiarism. It seems that these days plagiarism is no longer considered the cardinal sin it is: Theft. Recently there have been several journalists who were caught plagiarizing -- and they didn't lose their jobs. However, plagiarism has consequences, and they can start as early as in high school as the story from the Harvard Crimson illustrates:


What are your thoughts regarding this example? Why is plagiarism such a grave offense, why does it happen, and how can it be prevented? These are just some of the questions to address. You don't have to answer all, and you can develop your own angle as well. Just remember to

  • write a minimum of 250 words
  • support your opinion with facts
  • cite and include links to your sources of information

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School: University of Maryland


Plagiarism is a vice that should be condemned in the strongest of terms, especially in the
education system. The personalization of someone else’s work without giving them credit can in
many ways be described to be a form of theft (Green & Russel). Ideally, a thief is defined as an
individual who takes possession of another person’s property without thei...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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