Analysis Of Plagiarism In Malcolm Gladwell's Something Borrowed

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In any school you have attended, plagiarism is a situation that a writer should not put themselves in under any circumstances. When reading the essay “Something Borrowed,” Malcolm Gladwell gave insight into the flaws of plagiarism that writers may not have thought about before. The first being that plagiarism is never acceptable (927). The second issue with plagiarism is recognizing the differences that can or cannot “inhibit creativity” (931). Being inspired by another person's work can help and guide you to build your own ideas, but simply taking their work and claiming it as yours is not permitted. The third and last point Gladwell brought up about plagiarism is that writers evolve as time continues and from that, they must have some point of inspiration when writing. Writing can almost be impossible to create a piece that is original or using words that have not been used before which in turn makes it hard for people to not use others work as a foundation for what they are trying to bring to the reader. Plagiarism is a topic in all schools that are discussed among students that it is never all right to use someone else’s work as your own. It sounds simple enough but, it can be hard to write on a topic that is an original piece. Even though plagiarism is not…show more content…
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