Plagiarism Quiz Free Essay

The Importance and Benefits of Plagiarism Tests in Universities

 

Plagiarism is a serious problem that can make a powerful negative impact on student’s academic performance and personal reputation. Educational institutions take plagiarism very seriously. After taking this interactive quiz to learn more about academic dishonesty, it becomes obvious that students can experience a number of challenges and pitfall when citing the material, the studies of other researchers, official websites, data, etc. The exercise offers students an opportunity to try their knowledge in making citations and documenting sources. When I took the quiz I got several questions wrong but learned from the explanations of how to use and cite sources correctly. Through completing the case studies I’ve discovered several mistakes so I consider it is important to train myself and gain more knowledge how to avoid plagiarism. For example, when you rephrase the material it is important to properly use documentation, quotation marks, attributions to the author, year, page numbers, etc. Any writing may simply constitutes to plagiarism if students do not properly cite the material and copy someone’s work without giving a credit. After taking the quiz I found that there are many tricky cases about paraphrasing or citing the material. What I found useful is that “since the student has used historical information that is readily available and not in dispute, there is no need to cite an external source” (cornell.edu) For me, sometimes it can be a problem to determine plagiarism as it seems that you properly paraphrase the author’s point of view; once I was so surprised because I even did not realize the existence of plagiarism in my paper. I think that it is easier to use the author’s words with quotations marks and give an appropriate page number that paraphrasing someone else’s work. Of course, it is also important to consider your writing style and make correct citations in accordance with APA, MLA or other styles.

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Recognizing and avoiding plagiarism. Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences.  https://plagiarism.arts.cornell.edu/tutorial/exercises.cfm

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