Criticism Of Plagiarism

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Plagiarism as a Threat to College Students and the Public

The term plagiarism is used to describe the unauthorized acquisition or use of pictures, informations, work or ideas intentionally or unintentionally and passing them off as their own ideas. In “Plagiarism as a Threat to Public Identity”, Shonda Gibson and Stephen Reysen of Texas A&M University -Commerce examines the experience of plagiarism as an illustration of an interpersonal threat to the public identity. In this article the author argues and analysis that, people who practice plagiarism by stealing one's ideas and making it their own legitimately do it on purpose attempting to harm the participants public image which leads to subsequent confrontation with the victim involved.
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The author made mention of many methods to prove these facts. Based on the following scenario, plagiarism was detected with facts and evidence that it brings anger and tarnishes the image of the one who owns the original copy of the contents that has being plagiarized. According to the author,a Student(Person -A) was asked to read their fellow students online journal(Person -B) with or without their permission. They read and liked the idea of the journal. The next day, the person A meets the owner of the journal (Person-B)and asked if it will be ok for them to use a portion of their ideas to write their class paper. The participants rating of three emotions termed (anger, disrespect,mad) were combined to form and anger index for a review to measure the scale of reliability. Results showed that Person A was out to cause harm intentionally to the Person B. He believed the first person was out to copy their work on purpose and damage their identity publicly. Means of dependent variables by plagiarism conditions proofs that theres are high number of anger and illegitimacy of both authorised and unauthorised parts of…show more content…
This articles made mention of how angry victim may confront the participant who stole their ideas. They also made mention of the fact that most ideas were used with or without their knowledge intentionally and unintentionally in some situations but they never pointed out that plagiarism as students destroys their professional refutation if they want to become big business men and women in the future. Legal repercussions and suspension form schools are also some effects and consequences students who plagiarise go through. Despite these deficiencies, the authors were still able to lay down the necessary argument about plagiarism not to only students but to the public as well. Shonda and stephens provided strong credible points to show the level of anger caused to the owner and the intent to harm their participants as well as conform them since their took their substances with or without their
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