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The Author of Twilight Accused of Copycatting

The Author of Twilight Accused of Copycatting

Currently it seems that “plagiarism” has become the new trend among many of the famous filmmakers, artists or writers. The moment their scenarios, films and books grow in popularity, the fans are confused by the fact that something they truly believed to have been created by their “favorite” was just another duplication. At the same time, there are many who would like to take advantage of someone else’s achievements.

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Self-Plagiarism: Can You Plagiarize Your Own Work?

Self-Plagiarism: Can You Plagiarize Your Own Work?

If you’re a student, then you probably understand the iterative nature of your education. In college, courses within a major naturally progress from basics to more advanced topics, which is why there’s usually a sequence to what courses you take, as well as prerequisite courses that must be completed before the more advanced courses. The knowledge you gain in the earlier courses serves as a platform from which you launch into more advanced studies.

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Why Do Students Plagiarize While Taking Online Courses

Why Do Students Plagiarize While Taking Online Courses?

Pop quiz: What is one of the biggest problems that e-learning courses face? It might shock you to hear that it’s plagiarism. According to a May 5, 2015 article on iSpring, “A recent study of academic journal articles revealed that more than 68% of articles researchers surveyed qualified as plagiarized.” Though plagiarism is quickly spreading, those hardest hit are often the e-learning sites, like Coursera. So why the sudden boom in copied work?

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