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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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Assuming that lack of knowledge of correct paraphrasing practices translates into plagiarism, then approximately 60% of students (in addition to the 36% who already admit to plagiarize) in the present study who claim not to plagiarize may have actually engaged in inadvertent plagiarism.
They may steal or plagiarize others' ideas, materials, and writings; put somebody's name on a paper without that person having contributed to the work; or claim credit for discovering something that others have found before.
com who informed Tim Graham of Newsbusters that Zakaria seemed to plagiarize a paragraph, (http://newsbusters.
Various articles and letters from faculty seek to explain why students plagiarize and what faculty can do to lessen the likelihood that work they assign will result in infractions.
Even with metawritings in place in my classes, however, some students still feel compelled to plagiarize, so obviously the opportunity to reflect on writing and the "network" surrounding its development does little in some students' cases to help them learn about the social implications of intellectual property.