Is Plagiarizing Becoming a Problem. - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

09/16/02 - Nacogdoches

Is Plagiarizing Becoming a Problem.

USING THE INTERNET IS BECOMING AS MUCH A PART OF COLLEGE LIFE AS ALL-NIGHT STUDY SESSIONS. BUT HAS EASIER ACCESS TO THE INTERNET... LED TO AN INCREASE IN PLAGIARISM?

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EAST TEXAS NEWS NINE'S JESSICA CERVANTEZ SPOKE WITH STUDENTS AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY TO FIND OUT.

(3:28-3:32I'VE NEVER PLAGIARIZED, BUT I KNOW SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE, AND I THINK IT CAN BE A PROBLEM AT SCHOOL.)

(4:12-4:24-YEAH, I THINK IT'S A BIG PROBLEM. MY ENGLISH PROFESSOR TALKED TO CLASS. IT IS SOMETHING THAT CAN GET YOU EXPELLED FROM SCHOOL)

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BUT ONE HISTORY PROFESSOR BELIEVES IT IS ONLY A HANDFUL OF STUDENTS WHO DELIBERATELY PLAGIARIZE.

((**1:00-1:18-WHAT I SEE MORE OF INNOCENT PLAGIARIZING... LIFTING WHOLE SENTENCES NOT KNOWING IT'S WRONG WITHOUT ATTRIBUTING.**))

(4:40-4:50-I DON'T THINK A LOT OF STUDENTS KNOW WHAT IT IS, AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE DOING.)

BUT WE SPOKE TO NUMEROUS STUDENTS WHO DIDN'T WANT TO GO ON CAMERA BECAUSE THEY WERE GUILTY OF PLAGIARIZING AT SOME POINT IN SCHOOL.

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((**STAND-UP 5:04-5:09-OF COURSE, IT'S WRONG, BUT LOOK HOW EASY IT IS... THE CLICK OF A MOUSE CAN BUY YOU A PAPER**))

((:42-:49-THERE IS VARIOUS SOFTWARE IN PLACE TO SEE IF A PAPER IS INDEED PURCHASED FROM THE INTERNET.))

AND S-F-A IS GOING TO GREAT LENGTHS TO FIND OUT HOW BIG THE PROBLEM OF PLAGIARISM REALLY IS.

[Take sot]

((**4:07-4:15-THE LIBERAL ARTS COUNCIL SET UP COMMITTEE TO SEE HOW MUCH PROBLEMS AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT.**))

BUT STILL, STUDENTS BELIEVE IT IS EASY TO GET BY WITH PLAGIARIZING.

(3:50-3:54-JUST LIKE AT ANYTHING PEOPLE SLIDE THROUGH THE CRACKS ALL THE TIME)

JESSICA CERVANTEZ, KTRE, EAST TEXAS NEWS NINE.

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