Case#2: Is there an Ethics of Writing Papers?

Case#2: Is there an Ethics of Writing Papers?

For the case shared, it delves on an evaluation of the different types of plagiarism currently existing in the academic world. This is with the ethical nature of these plagiarism issues noted. Through a reference on the 2010 survey report highlighting that upto 43,000 high school learners use internet wrongly leading to plagiarized assignments, a relevant finding has been obtained. Albeit the scope of seriousness of the plagiarism offence in any standard noticeable, the author noted that most of learners end up being amazed knowing that what supposedly they identify as research is an unethical undertaking. This is often flagged off by their educators/ teachers. This phenomenon of plagiarism is critical, and it requires an in-depth consideration in its evaluation owing to the criticality evident of the plagiarism case.

There are three noticeable types of plagiarism which have been captured in the case and are;

  • Cutting and pasting areas of an online source into their own write-up with minimal or no accreditation or citation of the source of the materials
  • Engaging online-based tutors for generating customized learning lessons
  • Group work for assignments prescribed as personal or unauthorized sourcing of assistance from teachers

From a basic point of view, the learners and students support the assumption that increased academic dishonesty lead to immense impact on successful maintenance of integrity as part of learning process. This is a complex undertaking since learners end up getting confused on how to appropriately categorise unattributed cut-and pasted passages as an act of cheating. Most of the teachers have cases of examples where they have forcefully been required to offer an explanation of the nature of unethical practices in their work. From a professional point of view, I feel that there;……

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