Reply to your classmate who explored a different scenario than that which you examined. Will the advice they provided be helpful in the future for the individual in the scenario? What might your classmates add to their advice to make it even more helpful? 50 words or more.
What I learned about the seriousness of plagiarism is that, no matter how you plagiarize, and no matter what you try to do to cover it up, it can still be noticed. There is no excuse for plagiarism, and there are serious consequences behind every act. I wouldn’t necessarily say that the video fully changed my prospective and or understanding of plagiarism, but I would say that it more so gave me some more insight when it comes to the subject of plagiarism. I never really sit and think about that of plagiarism, because when it comes to writing, I’m very long winded, and good at providing needed detail to examples and topics given. I do not know of any other instances of plagiarism either in school or beyond.
To Serena, copying and pasting is a form of plagiarism, and is wrong. Doing this could not only get you in trouble, but it is also punishable by law. Upon submitting the copied and pasted work, you had a bad feeling about it. Instead of submitting the work, you should have researched ways to incorporate work from another source into your work, and then properly completed the assignment. Seeing how the assignment called for you to brainstorm, you should have given yourself enough time to go and look into what the “democratic system of government” is, as well as what it stands for. Upon doing this you would have had a good idea of what you needed to begin on your assignment. We all possess likes and dislikes when it comes to specific things, especially when those things deal with and involve that of our government. With that being said, I feel that you could have taken the things you disagreed with, and created a list of things that you felt needed improvement, as well as provided details for how those certain areas could be improved, and what steps could be properly taken to reach those goals for improvement and change if needed. It’s never a good idea or action to go and take someone else’s work and use it as your own. If you don’t fully understand the work given to you, one way to handle this is by first taking your time to read the materials given to you, and asking for help when needed. Plagiarism can always be avoided at all costs. Upon reviewing “6 Ways to Avoid Plagiarism and Generally Be a Cool Person.” I noticed that the steps call for, “Planning Ahead, Using a Citation Generator, Using Turnitin, Paraphrasing, Quoting and Summarizing”. Reading about this would be really useful for those struggling with plagiarizing, and for those who are unaware of what plagiarism is as well.