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Why is plagiarism a bad thing?

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Plagiarism is when you copy someone else's written work, word for word and take the credit for the work. It's a way of cheating yourself of the knowledge (looking it up/research) and the challenge of putting it in your own words. It is also a form of theft and is illegal.

Note that if you reword slightly that, too, is plagiarism. Your written work must be in your own words. All quotations must be properly acknowledged.

Plagiarism is bad because it is dishonest and a form of theft. What's more students who plagiarize don't learn from it. The real challenge of 'looking things up' is to evaluate and synthesize ideas from two or, better still, several sources. Usually, the ability to do that shows an understanding of the issues, shows that the student has got to grips with the topic and has really tried to do the assignment.

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