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plagiarism (plā´jəriz´əm),

n an appropriation of the work, ideas, or words of another without proper acknowledgment.
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A plagiarism detection system should indicate what parts of the two programs are similar and how they are plagiarized.
Thirty-eight percent of participants said they had plagiarized from the Internet (Rimer, 2003).
Interestingly, three students (all young men) stated that they did fear being caught but they plagiarized at times anyway.
Once you've detected plagiarized content, you need to evaluate it.
Published articles that the editors determine to include plagiarized content will be removed from the online archives and readers will be notified of the action.
Some of these preventive practices include: (1) Give original and unique assignments that cannot be plagiarized or snagged off of a website; (2) Discuss academic ethics early and often, and make clear what the penalties for cheating will be; (3) Reinforce quality performance by showcasing student work and conducting conferences with students about their assignments so that teachers can ascertain how familiar a student is with the concepts presented in the assignment; (4) Require that students show all work, including initial references, notes, drafts and subsequent revisions; and (5) Use essays that test students thinking and communication as well as their mastery of information.
The San Antonio Express-News' "Watchdog" columnist has resigned in the wake of charges she plagiarized from such Web sources as Wikipedia, Editor & Publisher reported Jan.
Turnitin is an online system that can help identify papers containing suspect plagiarized materials.
Consequently, we believe that our reputations would suffer irreparable damage if it were known that we had plagiarized.
Days later, when the confrontation had escalated to the counseling office, the student admitted she had plagiarized, but insisted the act was neither immoral nor unethical.
Then in late April The Harvard Crimson revealed that Viswanathan had plagiarized more than a dozen passages from two young adult books by Megan McCafferty.
In 2001, a student was forced off two student publications after she plagiarized material from Forbes, according to The Harvard Crimson.