The Root of the Plagiarism Problem
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.
- The internet makes it easy to buy papers and do it anonymously.
- Students struggle with the topic and don’t want to fail.
- There’s a perception that if it’s on the internet, anyone can use it.