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You Need to Watch Them All: Plotting Plagiarism in the Movies

You Need to Watch Them All: Plotting Plagiarism in the Movies

Plagiarism is not a subject people want to talk about because of its negative connotations – after all, it is stealing. But with technology and information so readily available, plagiarism is something that is real and is a part of our lives. Although the topic has not made it into the presidential debates it has slipped on the silver screen. If only the publishing houses in these five movies had used a plagiarism checker then maybe a few of the characters could have avoided trouble.

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Mark Twain On Plagiarism and Originality

Mark Twain On Plagiarism and Originality

Whether it’s destroying the candidacy of a politician such as Joe Biden, or it’s rearing its ugly head in the content of an admired but flawed TV drama such as “True Detective,” plagiarism is a curse and an insult when used in the creative arts. But is plagiarism really that bad? Certainly, plagiarism says something negative about a person who steals wholesale from another work and attempts to pass it as original thought, but too often, what critics call plagiarism is really just the appropriation of archetypes and long-held beliefs that have been circulating for many years. Legendary writer Mark Twain took on this subject when he defended Helen Keller from a charge of plagiarism.

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Types of Plagiarism: You Can’t Avoid it if You Don’t Know What it is

Types of Plagiarism: You Can’t Avoid it if You Don’t Know What it is

Most student writers are aware of the need to avoid plagiarism. Some students, however, aren’t aware of just how serious it is. Committing plagiarism is a form of theft or fraud, and can be likened to stealing intellectual property. Engaging in plagiarism can result in grave consequences, up to and including expulsion from the school you are attending. But in order to truly avoid plagiarism, you need a deeper understanding of what it actually is. It’s hard to avoid something if you don’t even realize you’ve done it! That’s why this article is going to get very specific on all the different types of plagiarism (and there are several). This is one case where what you don’t know might very well hurt you, so read on.

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How to Use Wikipedia Effectively for Your Term Papers

How to Use Wikipedia Effectively for Your Term Papers

As a student you are interested in doing your homework fast and effectively. Mission impossible, right? However, there is a way out for you. The Internet provides thousands of useful resources which, of course, you can take advantage of, but proceed with caution. Some of these websites may turn out to be unreliable. You should learn how to use and quote online sources properly.

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