Plagiarism is the “wrongful appropriation” and “purloining and publication” of another author‘s “language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions,” and the representation of them as one’s own original work. The idea remains problematic with unclear definitions and unclear rules.The modern concept of plagiarism as immoral and originality as an ideal emerged in Europe only in the 18th century, particularly with the Romantic movement.
Starting the semester on a positive note!
Why not watch this video with your students when you meet this fall? Better to be prepared. You should be able to start some interesting discussions that might help your students both in high school and later university!
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