The Importance Of Plagiarism In Higher Education

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Plagiarism is using someone else’s work, as if, it was ones own. It is when you take sentences from somewhere and uses it without proper acknowledgement of the author. It is an academic dishonesty that is vastly increasing in the higher education sector all around the globe. According to the article “Does Open Access, Prevent Plagiarism in Higher Education?”Roger Clarke (2006) et al, in several articles of theirs, expressed that plagiarism is not only using someone’s word or work without proper acknowledgement, but is also “…connected with stealing, appropriating, imitating, copying, cheating, fraud, kidnapping, abducting, deriving, re-using, paraphrasing, manipulating, touching and many more”. Plagiarism is something that can easily make…show more content…
Degrees received from a higher education can be revoked because of it and it can stop a student from graduating. Even after graduating, lots of nursing student for exam lost their licenses because of cheating in the workplace or malpractice. It can be a red flag on a student record and that would prevent them from transferring to other schools. Academic dishonesty, is a nightmare that nobody desires to wake up from because it takes away everything you have worked hard for it can make someone not to go to school for a whole year or two. Students plagiarize sometimes because of too much work, poor language. According to the article The Shifting Cuture Tides of PlagiarismCultural differences also play a huge part in academic dishonesty because the country is diverse and schools too and its influence academic practice. English is the second language to a lot of students and it is one of the reasons why academic dishonesty is high. A student who does not understand English just copy lots of time for their friends which is plagiarism. Parental pressure and fear of failing, or the need to get a particular grade or mark to progress into employment or onto higher level qualifications, may lead to students submitting plagiarized work. It is also reasonable to suspect that poor time-management skills due to student taking too many…show more content…
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