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Consequences of Plagiarism and How to Avoid It

What is plagiarism exactly? Is it a matter of changing around words or substituting some words for others? The rules related to plagiarism actually are quite complex, and there are instances in which people who have unwittingly plagiarized have ended up in court. The concept of academic integrity includes the avoidance of plagiarism, and to avoid plagiarism, it helps to first recognize it.

With these thoughts in mind:

-Write an explanation of how you recognize plagiarism in literature.
-Explain the consequences of plagiarism.
-Describe strategies you will employ to avoid plagiarism in your own writing.
-Include conclusion and references.

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Plagiarism is classified as a practically mirror image of someone else's creative work. This encompasses expressions or thoughts that are unique to the writer. Plagiarism is more than merely copying words. This encompasses actually restating the exact idea of someone without giving credit to that person. Though plagiarism is not necessarily a crime, this type of act could lead to more serious consequences such as copyright infringement.

In an educational setting, plagiarism usually can be spotted when one's ...

Solution Summary

The concept of academic integrity includes the avoidance of plagiarism, and to avoid plagiarism, it helps to first recognize it. In the educational realm, one may actually fail a class, be suspended or gain expulsion from a particular program to which they are apart.

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