The Plagiarism Spectrum | Academic Violations Assignment

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Running Head: THE PLAGIARISM SPECTRUM1The Plagiarism SpectrumName of the StudentName of the Institution
THE PLAGIARISM SPECTRUM2The Plagiarism SpectrumPlagiarism is one of the key issues that adversely affect the scholarly works. It is anacademic malpractice that denies an individual's credibility and integrity. Hence, practicingplagiarism is unethical especially when a person intends to present plagiarized work and expectexcellent academic performance. Apparently, Lathrop & Foss (2015) argue that theadvancement of technology and emergence of the digital era, individuals may be practicingplagiarism either intentionally or inadvertently without considering the repercussions of thesame. The main aim of this paper, therefore, is to reflect on some eight uncommon academicviolations. Besides, the two common violations on scholarly work, that is Clone and CTRL+C,there are other rare violations that individual may commit knowingly or unknowingly. One ofthese violations is Find-Replace. Find-Replace is a situation where an individual changes the keywords as well as phrases on a particular scholarly work. The basic content of the source of theacademic work is however retained thus resulting to plagiarism. Secondly, unoriginal work mayarise from the remix. Remix involve the incorporation of paraphrased works derived fromseveral sources. The work seems original, but in actual sense, it is plagiarized (Pecorari, 2013).Another form of plagiarism results from the recycle error. In the case of recycle, a writerincludes information from previous works but fail to provide citations. The work is thereforeconsidered unoriginal. Fourthly, there is the issue of hybrid. The kind of plagiarism that is seenas hybrid results from the failure to give citations for the copied passages (Pennycook, 2012).Unlike in recycle, here, a writer provides excellent ideas from various cited works but includessome passages which are not cited. Fifth is the mash-up plagiarism. In Mashup plagiarism, a
THE PLAGIARISM SPECTRUM3writer gets information from various sources, but none of the sources are cited (Pennycook,2012). The practice thus results to very high percentage of plagiarism. In addition, the plagiarism spectrum also lists aggregator as another uncommon form ofplagiarism. In this case, a writer provides the sources and even gives proper citation.Nonetheless, the work does not exhibit any form of the writer's originality. The seventh form ofplagiarism is commonly known as 404 error. The 404 error occurs when citations are given forincorrect information or non-existing information about a given source (Clough, 2013). In thiscase, Clough (2013) argue that the writer picks any source and cites anywhere in work. It is thusobvious that there will be no correlation between the citation and the information being cited.Finally, the re-tweet plagiarism error also occurs when one provides a citation that depicts a lotof similarity in structure and wording as the original text. Hybrid plagiarism was once noted in some work where some information requiredcitation, but it was omitted unintentionally. One way through which hybrid plagiarism can beavoided is by providing proper paraphrasing and giving the correct citation. In an instance wheretwo sources agree on some point, it is necessary to provide the correct citation from both sources.However, citing two or more sources in the single set of information must follow the correctformat depending on the referencing style recommended for that particular task.

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