Plagiarism Facts

Whether it is your intention to plagiarize or not, for the publishers, educational sectors, and for the law, you are violating the copyright laws, and you will surely be given disciplinary measures. If you have amassed money from copying other’s works, you will have to pay fines that is ten times the amount that you have gained, and you will be put in jail for up to ten years. Educational problems are usually the cause of plagiarism. Students who have instructors who are attentive to the students and are really into the education process are most likely to prevent wrongdoings. Plagiarism does not do any good to all those who are involved.

Aside from the risk of failing and being expelled, the plagiarists do not get the skills that making their original work can train them. It is also never fair to those students who are working honestly, and they have to keep up with the plagiarist for the admissions and works. In order to prevent plagiarism, teachers need to sacrifice the time spent for the learning process just to handle the matter.

The resources of the institutions are also allocated for the prevention of plagiarism because it damages the principles in which the institutions are established. As stated by the US Surveys and World Report, 80% of “ high-achieving” high school students revealed that they cheated, 51% high school students said that in their opinion, cheating was not wrong, and 95% of high school students who cheat said that they had not been caught. 75% of college students confessed that they cheated, almost 85% of college students believed that cheating was needed to do well, and 90% of college students did not think cheaters would be detected.

When Professor Donald McCabe, the foremost expert in educational integrity, studied over 4500 high school students in May 2001, he found out that 15% had passed a paper taken in large part from a website or from a term paper, 45% disclosed that they work together on their home works, 52% had taken some sentences from a website without specifying the source, and 72% confessed that they do severe cheating in one or more occasion. 1800 students from nine state universities are asked questions about cheating. 52% had taken some sentences from a website without stating the source, 70% revealed that they were cheating on exams, and 84% said that they were cheating on written tasks.