Professionalplagiarism that arises when an individual is pursuing the careerresults from pressure to deliver quality work, in limited time. Forexample, a politician, lecturer, church minister or any other publicspeaker intending to deliver an impressive speech might be tempted toadopt least known people’s work, without giving them due credit.Employers avoid people involved in professional plagiarism becausethey might get their firms in expensive legal suits. In addition,professional plagiarism portrays victims as non-team players andegocentric as they do not want to give recognition to majorcontributors of given knowledge. Both characters hinder creativityand progression that organizations require developing (Suarez &Martin, 2001).
Althoughgiving credit to the source can prevent plagiarism, direct quoting isnot enough for doctoral students. Instead, students should includecritical thinking and individual opinion regarding the conceptsexpressed by other sources. This ensures to develop on the originalknowledge without making it appear as if an individual is infringingon the copyright of another person’s work blatantly. Improvinguniqueness is common in many industries such as phone applicationsmanufacturing. The telephones have features that can accomplishsimilar tasks, but different brands have tweaked the originalapplication to give it some form of originality. For example, theTouchscreen technology from Apple Inc. has significantly improved asvarious manufacturers improve the technology to suit them (Martin,1994).
Althoughan individual can plagiarize work unknowingly, Turnitin provides anexcellent software of detecting plagiarized sections. The internethas made even more difficult to avoid plagiarism because there are somany almost related sources. An individual can rephrase informationfrom one source, and then realize that the rephrased contentresembles another resource. It is imperative for students to confirmthat their work is unique by using the Turnitin software after usingregular plagiarism avoiding techniques such as rephrasing and usingintexts (Grens, 2013).
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