Attention! Strong Plagiarism Affect Is A Global Issue!

Friday, 22 August 2014 02:07

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Attention! Strong Plagiarism Affect Is A Global Issue!Have you ever tried yourself at writing? If you have such experience, then you do realize how hard it is to always stay unique by generating new ideas time and again, so that you could sound smart and original. However it is not the only obstacle on your way! No matter what position you occupy, be it a writer, professor or blogger, you will definitely have to face a plagiarism problem.

So, what way is this problem solved worldwide and what countries are most affected by plagiarism? Let’s have a look.

What Countries Are Affected By Plagiarism The Most?

You are certainly aware of the fact that plagiarism has already become an international problem, which is still the issue of the day not only for academia, but also for literature, art, music, politics and many other spheres. Among the countries being badly influenced by plagiarism are Germany, the Balkan countries (particularly, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro), India, Pakistan, Russia, the US and UK. To prove that plagiarism epidemic has spread all over these countries, let’s provide some of the recent much-talked-of examples.

  • One of the greatest plagiarism scandals in Germany involved the former education and research minister, Annette Schavan, who resigned and lost her “Dr” status after being accused of stealing material for her PhD dissertation. Actually the same situation happened to another German politician, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, whose doctoral work also turned to plagiarized. And you do guess now what was the outcome, right?
  • The way academic degrees are obtained with subsequent employment and career growth were the main issues outlined in the Baltic news by Bedrana Kaletovic, Southeast European Times in Sarajevo. The very first paragraph of the news informed aboutsuspicions regarding originality of a master’s thesis by “Besim Durakovic, the head inspector at Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)’s Tuzla canton” [1]. In addition, the author of the article mentioned that plagiarism instances are so frequent because a great many people tend to “take a work published in Croatian or Serbian several years ago, adapt it to the rules of own language”[1], and submit these works pretending they are original.
  • Low quality paper mills became widely spread in India and Pakistan. This fact negatively influenced the reputation of those writers of these two countries, whose works really deserve high appraisals. Thus, so called “ghostwriters” tend to copy-paste most of the content they are paid to write making plagiarism flourish. Another example clearly demonstrating that plagiarism problem is global, concerns admissions scandal. Namely, UCLA reported that “52 MBA applicants have been rejected due to plagiarized admission essays.” [2] The same is true about the UK universities.

How Can Copycats Be Stopped?

In a nutshell, copycats are to be punished and it should be reflected in laws. The main point is to give clear definition of what plagiarism is, what its types are and what kind of punishment you may get in case you decide to cheat. By doing this, everybody who writes a thesis, article, post, etc. shall be on the safe side, since in the context of plagiarism problem, fear can and will discipline people a great deal!

Source:

  1. Plagiarism in the Balkans:http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/features/setimes/blogreview/2013/03/23/blog-03
  2. UCLA Rejects 52 MBA Applicants:http://poetsandquants.com/2012/02/01/ucla-rejects-12-mba-applicants-for-plagiarism/

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