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The Problem of Evil Debate: Facts about Plagiarism
According to a national survey published in Education Week:
54% of students admitted to plagiarizing from the Internet
74% of students engaged in "serious" cheating at least once during the past school year
47% of students believe their teachers sometimes choose to ignore students who are cheating
Find more shocking facts about cheating and plagiarism at plagiarism.org
Take our Poll
Have you ever copy and pasted information from the Internet and turned it in as your own?
Yes, every time I have a paper to write.: 2 votes (14.29%)
Only occasionally, like if I run out of time and the paper is due.: 5 votes (35.71%)
Never!: 7 votes (50%)
Total Votes: 14
Why Bother to Cite Your Sources?
Citing the sources you use when writing any paper is all about giving credit where credit is due. Using the words and ideas of other people without giving them credit is plagiarism and is considered academic misconduct. Students at Canterbury School who are caught plagiarizing will face serious disciplinary consequences.
Learning to cite your sources isn't just about avoiding consequences, it's about developing adacemic integrity, a quality that will benefit you in every aspect of your education.