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Are Professors Liable For Students’ Plagiarism?

Monday, 15 September 2014 08:48 No comments yet

Are Professors Liable For Students' Plagiarism

“Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.”

by Henry Ford   

You have certainly read thousands of news, posts or articles on plagiarism, haven’t you? All of them put a strong emphasis on its “spreading capacity”, particularly in education. Citing hundreds of examples of the most blatant instances with students being the main heroes of the stories soon won’t surprise anyone…

Somebody may accuse only students of taking these wrong actions deliberately, whereas somebody may put all the blame on professors who are to take a strict control over students’ studying process to eliminate plagiarism once and for all.

Who do you consider to be right? Let’s conduct a brief investigation.

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What Are The Most Widespread Myths About Plagiarism?

Monday, 01 September 2014 10:43 No comments yet

What Are The Most Widespread Myths About Plagiarism?

“The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived and dishonest – but the   myth – persistent, persuasive and unrealistic… 

We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” 

by John F. Kennedy 

How often do you catch yourself thinking that a mistake you made was caused by some widespread misconceptions? If it happened more than once, then it’s high time to analyze the reasons for this outcome.

As a rule, you may tend to take wrong beliefs for truth just because of lack of reliable information or desire to carry out “an investigation” to find such reliable sources. As far as plagiarism is concerned, the latter explanation seems to be the most suitable, don’t you think so? Anyway, it’s never too late to upgrade your knowledge.

Thus, you will be able to avoid unwanted results, which can badly affect both your reputation in the Internet community and even result in financial losses, if you misinterpret certain issues related to plagiarism.

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Detecting Plagiarism Is Difficult But Possible!

Friday, 23 December 2011 09:11 No comments yet

Have you also noticed, that plagiarism issue is getting more and more popular nowadays? That’s no wonder! Since digital era brings along not only positive changes…

What is even worse is that neither dismissals, nor expulsions, or legal penalties have prevented copyright infringement from happening again and again. However like all criminals, intellectual property thieves are afraid of being caught one day. To make this real, a lot of different companies have emerged to develop special tools verifying content for similarities and detecting plagiarism.

So, what are the basic principles of plagiarism checkers’ work and how to define which of them are the most efficient? Let’s dwell on this a bit.

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