Robert Talbert Plagiarism

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Essay: Plagiarism

1. In text 1, Studies Find more Students Cheating, With High Achievers No Exception, from September 7th, 2012, the author Richard Pérez-Peña argues through experts that the main reasons for plagiarism are relatively simple: “Cheating has become easier and more widely tolerated, and both schools and parents have failed to give student strong, repetitive messages about what is allowed and what is prohibited” . Text 2, Why Do Students Not Understand Plagiarism, by Jonathan Bailey takes expands the horizon, claiming that “… most students were aware of plagiarism and against it, but did not fully understand the concept...” . He argues that the main reason that high-school and college students do not understand basic rules of citation is that “many students were simply not taught it or held accountable to it” . Text 3, Plagiarism in high school, written by Robert Talbert, illustrates a different perspective than the two preceding, arguing that the students themselves are responsible for whatever choices they make and the …show more content…

As mentioned, Robert Talbert takes a critical position in his article Plagiarism in high school, arguing that solely the cheating student is responsible for plagiarizing. When arguing his views, Talbert includes his own personal stances, e.g. “But it seems to me that the school system here owes these students absolutely nothing” , hence giving the article a high degree of subjectivity. The subjectivity is enlarged as Talbert uses personal pronouns such as I and me . As the article has a high degree of subjectivity it becomes prone to informality tone-wise. Additionally, he also uses an informal diction in various paragraphs, e.g. “if it weren’t for some heard-scratchers here. First, this bit…”, using casual diction and slang and therefor making the style of the article informal as well as the tone. However, the subjectivity and informal diction does not recur in all paragraphs, thereby varying the informality of the

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