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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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Funny Joke to Tell: Is a Stolen Joke Still Funny?

Funny Joke to Tell: Is a Stolen Joke Still Funny?

“Oh hi Becky who refused to kiss me during spin the bottle in 6th grade & now wants to play “FarmVille,” looks like tables have turned,”

Recently, I shared the above meme that I had recently come across on the “Secret” iOS app on my iPhone (an app where anonymous users local to your city post “secrets” as images with overlapping text, which are just as often visual jokes and commentary on the outside world as they are true confessions).Read More