In today’s era of education, plagiarism is a global issue, each university is facing heavy issue. It is derived from the Latin word “predatory”, which means kidnapping or theft. Stealing the intangible such as words, thoughts, illustrations or ideas is plagiarism (Girard, 2004). People have different views on plagiarism. Neville (2010) mentioned plagiarism is an academic term which consider the decision not to allocate credit to the work of others. Easterby-smith et al (2008, p50) cited in Saunders et al (2008) defines “Plagiarism is presenting the work and ideas of other people and passing them as your own, without acknowledging the original source of the idea used.” This is only to submit or pretending to be someone else’s work, thoughts, expressions and information if it is your own. Do not give appropriate recognition. The most common types of plagiarism mentioned by Girard (2004) are as follow;
1. Passing someone else’s work as if it is your own
2. Copy information from unreliable source
3. Using incorrect paraphrasing
4. Improper references
5. Copying from your own material
A lot of research and evidence has shown that students cheating is the biggest problem today, it is well-known in academic field. In recent years, the development of a large group of student availability depends on technology and online sources, rather than critical thinking and analysis of the conclusion of the subject matter, they rely on the use of online resources, it is the wrong way, and it is called plagiarism. Plagiarism has become a serious topic, discussed in this era of higher education. This is an academic dishonesty which is composed of many students who are unaware of academic ethics. By schools, colleges and university students completed the serious problem of plagiarism. However, the number of students from the university plagiarism list. According to the survey by McLennan (2003), one third of assignments submit to UK universities are plagiarized from the internet. University students in plagiarism because lack of time, confidence and stress, the same research work, submit multiple purposes, reference and references. Plagiarism may occur accidently or intentionally.
Whether plagiarism is how it happened, it is illegal, do no accept any university. Each university in the academic field has been reputation their motto is to provide quality education to the students on the basis of new knowledge to generate new ideas and old ideas of analysis or research (Cronin 2003). This is the reputation of the university, if the student submission is plagiarism, which is not acceptable, the university has to punish those students. The other hand, the basic objective is to establish education students create and analyse opinions and generate their own ideas. What is plagiarism, but simply repeat old ideas without new ideas, which do no meet the educational objectives of the institute. University using different anti-plagiarism software to detect whether the work is original. Because plagiarism punishment university student, resulting in failure or resubmit it again. Nevertheless, submitting the dissertation of the research is the most essential phase in university. We must be using our own original and correct references. This is necessary for all students to submit their work to protect themselves from plagiarism . therefore, plagiarism in university, which may lead to serious consequences may result in massive violations.
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