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Helen Kinanee
Professor Nancy Fox
Lamar Community College
13 February 2021
As children, we were told the importance of being honest and that lying is wrong, which is
fundamentally true. It is hard for us to be honest because we fear the repercussions of our
actions. We lie to protect our actions and others, although that is not always the case, for the
most part, I would argue it is the reason we avoid being honest. In middle school, I told my
teacher that a friend of mine is not going to be in class today because she is sick. The truth was
she was not sick rather that her favorite artist Michael Jackson was in town, and she wanted to
attend his concert. My teacher took attendance regularly and at times she would be upset when
five or six students did not attend the class that day. My professor once said to be successful in
her class, we must show up daily (unless the circumstance is beyond our control) and complete
our assignments with integrity. Nonetheless, I regret not telling my teacher the truth of why my
friend did not attend the class that day. No one wants to be known or seen as a liar unless you are
a politician that is a well-known liar. I am a firm believer that we owe ourselves and others
honesty. A student’s honesty is part of academic creeds. Other than not lying, the avoidance of
plagiarism I believe is essential to a student's success in class.
At its core, the definition of plagiarism is taking credit (and not giving credit) for another
person’s work. Moreover, it is using one’s work without permission and proper citation.
Plagiarism is not solely taking credit from published sources without, plagiarism also includes
students using online writing services. Many students do not consider purchasing an essay via an
online writing service because the “experts” added references and the essay cannot be found

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online. However, I disagree with such a thought. If the individual is not the one that completed
the assignment, then it is plagiarism. In other words, if those words are not uniquely yours, then
it is someone else’s words. Plagiarism is the worst act a student can commit regarding
academia. The ramification of plagiarism can be devastating. When a student has been found
guilty of plagiarism, the consequences can range from a student receiving an F on the
assignment/course, academic suspension, or permanent expulsion from school.
To avoid the consequences of plagiarism it is important to know how to avoid plagiarism. To
avoid plagiarism is the rightest and safe to always do your work. As a student, I have been told it
is important to paraphrase, summarize, and cite the sources I have used to avoid plagiarism. To
further demonstrate the importance of citing sources, my niece turned in a paper last semester for
one of her political science classes. Her college professor contacted her, stating her paper is
plagiarized because she used a quote from the book, she read but did not add the book as part of
sources she has used for her research paper. Although her college professor did not report her to
the Dean of Students nor did he give her a failing grade on the class, he explained to her that not
citing who she took the quote from was troubling. He said to her it does not matter how small or
big the quote is, always citing your source. Another way to avoid plagiarism is not to rely on
plagiarism checkers including Grammarly, PlagScan, Copyleaks, Paperater, Checkfortheplag, etc
to detect plagiarism. These plagiarism detectors are not always effective for checking plagiarism.
Plagiarism detectors only check for plagiarism for sources found online, but not for materials
found offline. Therefore, to avoid plagiarism, keep track of the sources you have used.
, academic integrity is essential if one wants to be successful in school. To maintain honesty, one
must complete its assignment with academic integrity. One way to maintain academic integrity
is to avoid plagiarism. As a student, I know that school can be stressful, but taking credit for

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Helen Kinanee Professor Nancy Fox Lamar Community College 13 February 2021 As children, we were told the importance of being honest and that lying is wrong, which is fundamentally true. It is hard for us to be honest because we fear the repercussions of our actions. We lie to protect our actions and others, although that is not always the case, for the most part, I would argue it is the reason we avoid being honest. In middle school, I told my teacher that a friend of mine is not going to be in class today because she is sick. The truth was she was not sick rather that her favorite artist Michael Jackson was in town, and she wanted to attend his concert. My teacher took attendance regularly and at times she would be upset when five or six students did not attend the class that day. My professor once said to be successful in her class, we must show up daily (unless the circumstance is b ...
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