Why Academic Plagiarism is On The Rise

© 2011 Professor Tonya M. Evans

November 12, 2011

The folks at Plagiarism Today published an insightful article on the impact of 21st century technologies and the rise of academic plagiarism. The easy answer of ‘kids these days’ doesn’t account for the exponential rise in the last 25 years, it seems. Studies show attitudes about cheating haven’t changed all that much over the years. The bottom line is it’s just easier to plagiarise in a “search engine-copy-and-paste-wikipedia” world. Thankfully, it’s also easier to detect with the right tools.

What’s the best way to avoid plagiarism altogether? Instilling integrity. A little goes a long way and serves as one of the essential building blocks of a successful, competent and respected lawyer; one that represents him or herself, the client and the profession exceedingly well. Just because.

Read Plagiarism Today’s Article on Why Plagiarism is on the rise

“Just Fit” review of the top ten plagiarism detection tools [paid and free]

Event: National Bar Assn Hosts 1L Writing Workshop at Drexel (10/30)

The National Bar Association is hosting an interactive writing workshop for first year law students at Drexel University School of Law for students in the PA/DE/NJ/NY area. This is an excellent opportunity to network and improve your writing skills. Highly recommended.

For more information contact the program coordinators: Tomika N. Stevens at (215) 861-8328 or tnstevens@juno.com orMonté Squire at (302) 571-6630 or msquire@ycst.comRSVP by October 16, 2010 to tnstevens@juno.com or msquire@ycst.com

Click here for more information about the National Bar Association – Writing Workshop