One of the most concerning issues for students today is plagiarism. While everyone knows that you can’t pass off someone else’s work as your own, and technology makes it easier and easier to spot plagiarism, a growing number of college students still do it. The question is, “Why?”
Of the four options listed below, which one do you think is the most common reason that students continue to plagiarize, and how can a student avoid it? Make sure to respond to your fellow students.
Students don’t manage their time well and run out of time to do the work.
Plagiarism can be defined as the taking up of another person`s work and producing it as your own without giving credit to the original owner. Even though technology today makes it easy for assessors to identify a plagiarized work, students still plagiarize for various reasons. One of the most common reason is outright laziness where students do not want to sit down and come up with their own work. Other reasons may include incompetence, permissiveness of those doing the assessment among other reasons.