ENG-101 College English
11 February 2011
Why is it when students are assigned to writing a paper, they try to find the easy way out of it by copying the work of someone else and calling it their own? Plagiarism is harmful in many ways to people especially by using the work of someone else and cheating yourself short of the knowledge, being dishonest with the school code, and having a reputation throughout life. Directors and colleges are frown upon by plagiarism. They do not want to see their students face immediate consequences that could be forced upon into the working world after their college careers.
Using the work of someone else is cheating your-self short of the knowledge. Students copy and paste information that isn’t theirs and use it as their own isn’t benefiting their knowledge of the material. Also, there is no knowledge being gained if a college student isn’t using his or her own thoughts and ideas. Someone else’s work cannot be used as a whole unless the student writer acknowledges where the work came from to write up their paper.
At all schools dishonesty isn’t respected, and most schools expect their students to follow the academic integrity code. Theft is not only a crime but also leads into a consequence for the action of copyright infringement. Copying the work of someone else is breaking the school code with it being illegal, especially once entering the real world. The Golden Rule could be applied as it states, “Do to others as you would want them to do unto you.”
Learning the correct way on citing a paper can help build your writing skills or copying the work of someone else can give a downfall with you reputation throughout life. Students learn by using their own words and sourcing after each idea or thought from another given source. As a student cheats or in other words plagiarizes; there will be other jobs and/or schools that will doubt that person in the future. Never plagiarize...