Saturday, March 2, 2013

How to Avoid Getting Caught Plagiarizing

Students Should Learn How to Cite Their Sources

Every school has its own policy against academic fraud. Students who are caught plagiarizing papers are either suspended or kicked out of the school.  It is a serious infraction that may cost the student his scholarship or even jeopardize his future.

In the past years, many students have been caught for plagiarism. This is a problem not only in the United States but in other countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom. 

Students working Full Time or Part Time Are Often Caught with Plagiarism

While many students do not want to get caught plagiarizing, the increasing pressures brought by their work and their personal life can sometimes take their toll and force students to take the easy route. 
Students who are working full or part-time while they are going to school are the most vulnerable to plagiarism.  Because of their work pressures they do not have enough time to work on their essays and research papers.  They think that they can just search the Internet for an essay topic and get ideas from them for their paper. In many cases, though, students unintentionally copy from Internet sources either because they do not know how to paraphrase or to cite their sources.

According to a student, "It's costing a lot more for students, so students are forced to work full or part-time while they are going to school. So the hours that they can dedicate to their schooling are less. So then it becomes the easy route, 'I'm just going to do a search on the Internet see what I can find.'"   

How to Avoid Getting Caught Plagiarizing

There are always solutions to students’ problems.  There are several ways students can avoid getting caught with plagiarism.  

1. Devote extra time to essays and research papers. Students have to realize that they cannot allot only 5 or 6 hours for their essays and research papers. More time is needed not only for the research part but also for the actual writing.  Students need to properly budget their time so more time is devoted for their essays and research papers.

2. Learn how to Paraphrase and to cite sources. One of the many pitfalls among students is that they fail to paraphrase and to cite their sources. If they copy an entire sentence or two from a particular source they have to remember to cite them properly and include them in their reference list. 

3. Choose your Essay Writing Services Provider.  Not all essay writing services providers are created equal.   There are reliable essay writing companies which care for their clients.  Some companies appreciate the importance of their client’s papers on their academic careers and would never do anything to jeopardize their client’s future.  Choose these companies.

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