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1 INTRODUCTION The act of plagiarism has been perpetrated by many students journalists and writers over the past years This essay aims to discuss plagiarism starting with a definition and giving possible reasons as to why one may decide to plagiarise It will then go on describe different types of plagiarism making use of descriptions as provided by Professor Irving Hexham of the University of Calgary and conclude my suggesting means by which one can identify and prevent plagiarism 2 PLAGIARISM 21 Definition According to Professor Irving Hexham Internet Source 2005 The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary describes the act of plagiarism as the wrongful appropriation or purloining and publication as ones own of the ideas or the expression of ideas of another Intentionally trying to deceive the reader by presenting the work of another as ones own constitutes plagiarism and academic plagiarism takes place when a writer continually copies without using proper referencing techniques or quotation marks more than four words from a printed source and presents the work as his or her own Internet Source 2005 Another form of academic plagiarism as cited by Hexham is persistent paraphrasing Although paraphrasing in itself is a constructive way to avoid plagiarism continuous paraphrasing without the addition of the writers own ideas and style will constitute plagiarism 22 Reasons for plagiarism While most plagiarism is deliberate there are some cases where plagiarism is the result of poor referencing and a lack of understanding as to what actually constitutes plagiarism As mentioned by Hexham Internet Source 2005 plagiarism can be profitable and may increase the likelihood of employment promotion and regular salary increase More possible reasons for plagiarism are reported by Chip Scanlon Internet Source 2004 who sources part of an article published twenty years ago by David Shaw in the Los Angeles Times The most relevant causes for plagiarism include laziness deadline pressure writers block and fear of failure
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