A Funny Thing Happened...This Is A True Story
In this article, I am going to tell you how to avoid plagiarism. This story is a large part of the reason why.
I remember taking a class in college about writing grants for non-profits. The professor was kind. She had a quirky sense of humor and loved to help students. Her voice never boomed; when she spoke, you needed to listen.
In every class she would show a power point. I remember one day, half way through the class, much to our surprise, the projector displayed a picture of the flames of hell.
In my head she had horns, was holding an iron pitch fork, and had fire shooting out of her eyes. Amidst the flames in big yellow letters was the word: “Plagiarism." She glared. We all knew someone in the class had red hands. We wondered who all was on her hit list because of this sin. Soon another slide appeared that read: “Riot Act" and this professor laid down the law on us.
We were all shaking.
Teachers hate plagiarism. In this article I’m going to tell you:
Why is this important for you to know? In my world, everyone is honest, no one ever seeks to get credit for work he or she didn’t do, and everyone owns a puppy.
In reality, lots of people are honest but make mistakes, and sometimes people do (sometimes for understandable, though never justifiable, reasons, like being short on time) try to take the credit for someone else’s work. You can’t be doing that, folks. I’m going to tell you how to avoid plagiarism for your own good. Heed this advice.