Cheating in an Academic Environment
Plagiarism is a harmful relation to ethics in an academic environment and affects everyone involved within that setting. Having access to the Internet and open admission to an unlimited amount of information and periodicals, providing an infinite amount of knowledge that opens with the click of a mouse; creates the temptation for one to either excel or cheat. While used, as it should be, this information can promote researchers and worldwide educational facilities around the globe. The use of this tool inappropriately, creates the leading problem within the Academic environment today, Plagiarism (Blakesley, Lowe, 2003).
Although there are, stiff penalties for being a plagiarist there are those that still use this form of cheating. Within an academic situation, plagiarism is a complex and morally difficult problem. Nevertheless, the stipulation and clarification of plagiarism, and to be accommodating of overseers, staff, and scholars, the need for simplicity and openness within the environment is necessary (Blakesley, Lowe, 2003).
Concern about plagiarism can be immense, since plagiarizing is viewed subsequently dangerous given that at times is not easily recognized that one has accidentally plagiarized. Within and academic environment students are always learning about concepts from the required reading assignments and the discussions that are had throughout the course, which influences ones knowledge. This is the reason one must always credit the original author of any writing that is presented within an essay that is to be graded. When this is done, there is very little chance that plagiarism can be suspected. Even when one uses their own words to explain the concepts they have learned, adding the proper citations will provide approval and in most cases acceptance from the facilitator (UoP, CWE, 2006).
Through understanding, the motive students are attracted to cheat on...