Posted by: ccclib | August 2, 2010

Many students “do not grasp” the seriousness of plagiarism.

The New York Times explores the issue of plagiarism in an age when attribution is far less ubiquitous than information.

Excerpt:

Digital technology makes copying and pasting easy, of course. But that is the least of it. The Internet may also be redefining how students β€” who came of age with music file-sharing, Wikipedia and Web-linking β€” understand the concept of authorship and the singularity of any text or image.

One college senior explains that “The main reason it occurs…is because students leave high school unprepared for the intellectual rigors of college writing.”

Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age

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