In may have done plagiarism which is committed both

In this modern era of technology, where everyone
especially college students can get any source information in just one click.
Even though, the college students can get the benefits from its for their
research assignment instead of flipping pages to pages. Without their realise
it may be very harmful for their academic. This is because the students may
have done  plagiarism which is committed
both intentionally or unintentionally (Maureen and Joyce 2006). Plagiarism
basically a fraud and unethical educational behavior which is the “wrongful appropriation”
and “stealing and publication” of another author’s  “language,thoughts,ideas,or expressions” and
the representation of them as one’s own original work. This problem occur often
the result of lack knowledge, lack of skill, lack of interest, poor time
management and also it may happen when the students too lazy to do their
assignment but fear of failure and didn’t give credit where it is due.

            There
are four different types of plagiarism and all of them are serious violation of
academic honesty that may cause harm for the students . First of all, direct
plagiarism is when the student copy or takes word-for-word transcription of
someone else’s work, without giving attribution and quotation marks. This can
be avoided if the student place quotation marks around any writing that is not
their own, and list the author’s name in a citation. Second, self-plagiarism.
It happen when you reusing your own work or ideas that also may cause the
student to violates the rule of plagiarism as well. For example, turning in a
paper written for a previous  class also
means you plagiarizes yourself even it yours own work. Additionally, taking
sections of papers you have previously turned in constitutes plagiarism. Self
plagiarism also occurs when you combine several pieces of writing you have
previously turned in to create a new paper. To avoid this type of plagiarism,
get permission from all professors involved. Third, mosaic plagiarism occurs
when a student borrows phrases from a source without using quotation marks, or
finds synonyms for the author’s language while keeping to the same general
language structure and meaning as found in the original. Last but not least,
accidental plagiarism occurs when a students neglects to cite their sources, or
misquotes their sources, or unintentionally paraphases a source by using
similar words, group or words, and/or sentence structure without attribution.
Students must learn how to cite their sources and to take careful and accurate notes
when doing research. Lack of intent does not absolve the student of
responsibility for plagiarism. Cases of accidental plagiarism are taken as
seriously as any other plagiarism and are subject to the same range of
consequences as other types of plagiarism.

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In Malaysia, the governance of intellectual property (IP) is places
under the Copyright Act 1987 which came into force on 1 December 1987.
Copyright protection is accorded automatically to an original piece of work as
long as it is expressed in material form, regardless of its quality. Categories
of works recognized and protected by the Act include literary, artistic, and
musical works such as those in a book, manual, song, drawing, sculpture, film,
sound recording, and computer source codes. Anyone who commit offences under
the Copyright Act 1987 can be charged minimum fine of RM2,000 per infringing
copy if a person is found guilty of a copyright offence. Some of examples of
plagiarism cases that happen in Malaysia is when a few high profile cases of
academic dishonesty have arisen over last few years. Two federal deputy Ministers,
Richard Riot (Human Resources) and Dr Ewon Ebin (Science) were found to have
fake degrees a couple of years ago by “Doubts over minister’s degrees raised in
parliament – Emilia Tan, 04 October 2013”. An executive director of a private
college of higher education affiliated with a UK University by, and pop star
Fazley Yaakob was found to hold two fake degrees by”Director resigns after
University of Wales concerns- November 2010″, and two public company directors
were also found to have fake degrees by “Bursa reprimands, fires former
director for false statement on 31 July 2015.” Beside that, student who get
caught in plagiarism may have the potention to get expell from the academy or
it may cause their can’t get enough credit for the subject. 158 Students
Suspended from UC San Diego for Academic Code Violations Between 2012 and 2014.According
to the LA Times, more than 1,200 allegations were reported. Punishment included
writing a reflective paper, attending an ethical skills seminar, or expulsion.

              Every
problems have their own solution, same gose to plagiarism, there are way to
prevent this thing to happen in the future. There are several ways, first is paraphrase.
If students do use more than two words together, the student will have to use
quotation marks. Second, separate source material and add clear attribution for
each. Third, quote the original text directly with attribution. Fourth, faculty
plays a big role in preventing plagiarism which is the lecturer or the college
should report all cases of plagiarism in accordance to the academic honesty or
law. By doing this, the students might take serious on the harmful effect of
plagiarism.

             
By preventing plagiarism doesn’t mean that the student should stop
searching and getting the information from the internet or any other sources,
the student should give credit or reference to those who came up with those
ideas first by using the tips already meantioned. No one should take without
permission what is not ours.