Plagiarism these days is an ever growing problem. According to Unicheck statistics, nearly 58% of students admitted to plagiarizing just in the last year. From simple copy-pasting to using essay mills, – the possibilities are endless. Because of that, more and more institutions are actively seeking effective solutions to the problem. But before looking for an answer, we must take a better look at the question, and try to understand the reasoning behind cheating and ways educators can empower their students and promote better writing practices.
So Why Do Students Plagiarize?
As simple as it sounds, a lot of the time the problem boils down to misunderstanding or simply not knowing the in’s and out’s of what constitutes plagiarism and the ways (and importance!) of avoiding it in your work.