ENGL 140 - Academic Honesty Unit



After you have read the article title, "For Some International Students, 'Plagiarism' is a Foreign Word,"   answer the questions. You can enter the URL into Lingro and choose a language to use an online dictionary.   Read the article and post your answers by Thursday, April 27th at 11:59 pm
·        Read other students’ answers and respond to two answers by Monday, May 1st at 11:59 pm


1. Do you feel what Amro did was wrong? Explain.
2. Was plagiarism a word you knew before coming to the U.S.? Explain.
3. What do you think about the punishments for plagiarism? Do they seem appropriate? Explain.
4. How is plagiarism regarded in your country's education system? Explain.
5. What reasons might compel a student to plagiarize? Have you experienced the pressures? Explain.
6. What more can a university do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism?


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  1. 1.I felt Amro did wrong even he only copied a short paragraph into his own work, but plagiarism include copy and paste information from other places.

    2.No, I have no idea about 'plagiarism' before I came to America. I made a big mistake like Amro in my high school at my first year. I didn't know that copy few sentences would be found after I turned my essay into Turnin.com for my history class. However, they found 25% of similar from different websites. It was embarrassing at that time after I called to office. But my teacher understood that I was a new student so he gave me a chance to fix it then turn it to him.

    3.I think the punishments for plagiarism are severe because they are focus on how students show their real work to teacher, so that they can be better and better to teach students. In addition, I think they seem appropriate because only if students understand that plagiarism will get different punishments, they won't do it, and they would try their best to avoid this kind of things happen.

    4. Actually, plagiarism in China is very common, especially when students need to write a paper or different subject homework, they can find most of the answers online. Therefore, it's so easy for students to plagiarism. Unless they got caught by teacher, otherwise, this kind of issue will grow more and more.

    5.In my opinion, I think when a student find out that he has a lot of homework needs to be done by tomorrow, then he would try hard to find the best way to finish his homework, even hire someone to do it for him. So I think the pressure will be stressful on too many homework from different subjects. I haven't experience this kind of pressure because I'm afraid of forget some important things or homework, that's why I always try to finish my homework on the same day after I'm done with that class. Therefore, don't waste time on anything else before you get done of your works.

    6. First, I think university can set up a help group for students who needs help by a specific time so that they don't need to worry about that they can not understand the real meaning of it. Second, I think university should encourage students write essay by themselves with creative sentences or thoughts will be perfect.

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    1. 1.So am I, before this class I did not know that even a short paragraph will cause plagiarism. After I read this article do I realize that. I think Amro did wrong, and I need to know more about plagiarism too.
      2. I think different country has different conception of plagiarism. Plagiarism is may more like an academic word that we not heard before. I have same experience with you, when I turn in my first education psychology article, my teacher found 28% of similar from different places. However, he did not say too much, he knew we were new here and not know the rules well. I notice there are some differences between plagiarism in America and China.
      3. I totally agree with what you said. As you say the punishments can be divided into different degree, which will let students know better and try their best to avoid the plagiarism happen. This makes me remind my primary school time, when students do something wrong, teachers will not punish all of these students in the same way. That makes students know what they should not do and do not want to be the first break of rules. Therefor, I think you make a good solution.
      4. Yes, in China students can easily copy something online, sometimes they even do not know they are causing plagiarism. All Chinese teachers will not want students to copy, but plagiarism still happens. All of my teachers do not like us copying, if they found us copying, they will let us rewrite our work or even more work.
      5.I think we are in the same side. The two reasons maybe the mainly reasons for why students plagiarism. I think I should learn from you that do homework on the same day so I will not be hurry sometimes.
      6. I think you make really good suggestions. All of your suggestions can help students know the plagiarism more clearly. If I have these resources I will know more and try to do in a correct way.

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    2. Do you feel shock that American value so much in plagiarism when you first came to America? What punishment do you think is appropriate to students? I agree with you about the reason why students choose to copy. I believe set up a help group to assist students is helpful.

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    3. 1.I agree with you. He has no reason to steal other's thinking into his own work without permission and citation. It is a dishonest behavior.
      2.I think many international students will have the same experience because of the different culture, and even different countries have different concept of plagiarism. Nevertheless, I like this culture in America. It represents honesty, respect and so on.
      3. We have the similar idea! Students will know plagiarism is incorrect by understanding if they plagiarize anything, they will get punishments. I think it is a good way to decrese plagiarism.
      4.I approve of your idea. I can often saw some people were plagiarizing in my college. Though more and more people pay more attention on plagiarism nowadays, I think China need some rules to decrease plagiarism especially in schools.
      5.I think study pressure is one of the main reasons which cause plagiarism. I do think incorrect study attitude and no concept of plagiarism are also pivotal factors.
      6.Your ideas are interesting! However, I am wondering that how does help group know who needs help? Some students may not find the group initiatively.

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    4. I agree with you. Honest is important, not only in our studies but also for our own personality.

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  2. 1. Do you feel what Amro did was wrong?
    I feel that he was wrong, because he used other person's words and ideas. Even if it was a short paragraph, he should not do plagiarism.

    2. Was plagiarism a word you knew before coming to the U.S.?
    "Plagiarism" was a new word for me, but it was not new idea, because plagiarism is prohibited in Japan.

    3. What do you think about the punishments for plagiarism? Do they seem appropriate?
    I think that the punishments for plagiarism is appropriate. The reason is that writers have the right for documents. It takes a long time to write or think about their ideas, so the right should be protected. Additionally, the punishments can prevent students from plagiarism, so the punishments are important.

    4. How is plagiarism regarded in your country's education system?
    In Japan, plagiarism is prohibited, but it is not so strict college like in the U.S. I think some students plagiarize in their paper.

    5. What reasons might compel a student to plagiarize? Have you experienced the pressures?
    There are some reasons students plagiarize. First, students have lots of assignments, so some students cannot manage the time to do work. Second, students want to make a good paper. I think if they copy from the internet or books, they feel good, because they believe that the information is correct.

    6. What more can a university do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism?
    A university can set up the time to make sure students the idea of plagiarism. Actually, in the beginning of this semester, I was taught about plagiarism in writing class. It was very helpful for me. Especially, freshman and international students should learn about it, so a university should give the lecture about plagiarism.

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    1. 1.I think we are in the same side, Amro did wrong. Maybe he did not know the plagiarism well at first, which causes the problem.
      2.So am I, it is also a new word to me but with the familiar meaning. I think plagiarism is illegal almost around the world. China, in my experience, is also prohibit the plagiarism.
      3.I agree with you. I think we have same ideas. We should not ignore the right of original author. Therefore, the punishments are important.
      4.I am glad to know something about education system in Japan. In China, we also do no so strict about plagiarism like America. However, plagiarism is illegal in China, too. I think maybe Japanese education system may have some similarities with Chinese education system, because we are close to each country.
      5.I also consider what you have said. They are all good points. I did not consider that they might copy due to interests or feeling correct. I think it is a good point! That makes me remind my school life before, I like to write down some paragraphs or sentences I like in my textbooks, it seems illegal in America, next time I will pay attention. By the way, have you experienced the pressures? I did not read about that during your answer.
      6. I think you meet the main point. That freshman and international students are two main groups of students may have plagiarism problems. Therefore, your ideas can help well. If I have these resources I will know more and try to do in a correct way.

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    2. I wonder if no one will plagiarize in Japan. Does school punish plagiarism very serious so that nobody will plagiarize? I totally agree with your idea about the reason why students plagiarize and how university can do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism.

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    3. 1. I agree with you, why do you think copying the other person's idea and word is bad?
      2. Could you tell me more about Japanese plagiarism? I think Korea is similar to Japan, because we are prohibited too.
      3. I agree with you, for me I think I would keep copying someone's work if they don't have punishment, so I think punishment is good for student.
      4. I think Korea is similar to Japan, however could you explain e more about some students plagiarize in their paper?
      5. I agree with you when student have lot of assignment they try to copy other's idea. We should try not to do.
      6. I write similar as your I think they should keep telling us so we can memorize plagiarism is bad.

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    4. I agree with your idea about the punishment. I do not know how japan punished them who plagiarize. No matter their circumstance, it is definitely cheating. People deserve to claim their right about their achievement and it is very important to protect and respect. I am wondering how strict about plagiarism in universities in Japan.

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    5. Aina SuemitsuDecember 5, 2016 at 5:15 PM
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      I think so, too. Taking other’s credit on oneself is an unfair thing and sometimes it’s even a serious thing. Though it is just a short paragraph, he should adapt a good habit to done it by himself.

      2.
      I think the laws in Japan are mostly same as we have in Taiwan. It is a new word for me and it is kind of tricky to pronounce.
      3.
      I agree with your opinion with punishment of preventing student from plagiarism. It is good for student to adapt a good habit rather than learning not to do it after they graduate and start to work. When they start working, it might be a serious issue and might be send in to prison if they plagiarized.
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      I’m not sure about the law in Taiwan, but it is important to us to learn how to quote appropriately in my major when I was in Taiwan. I think in the U.S. is more strict than Taiwan too, but since my professor had taught in the U.S. before, she is quite strict in this part, too.
      5.
      I agree with your opinion. In addition, I think pressure is the main reason that someone would like to try to plagiarize.
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      I also think it is a good way to teach students as prevention instead of prohibit and giving punishments after the students did that.

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    6. 1.Yes, I have similar idea with you! I think we can never do that no matter how small the paragraph is!
      2. Therefore, do you mean that this English word is a new word for you but you know the concept before you came to America?
      3.I want to say that too! The writer should be protected! They work so hard for their paper but someone just steal them in a minute! It is totally unfair! They should be punished, but what kind of punishment depends on the specific situation.
      4. I am wondering that do your college has any punishment for the cheaters? In addition, have you ever saw someone plagiarizing?
      5.Your view points are interesting. Your second reason reminds me of some bad things that some people copied other's article to participate in competitions and won the prize. I think the second reason is their motivation.
      6.I think so. I think the knowledge of plagiarism should be taught at the beginning of the semester.
      From Ashley Hong

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    7. I agree with you. Plagiarism should be disappear in university.

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  3. 1.Do you feel what Amro did was wrong? Explain.

    Yes, I feel Amro was wrong, although he just copy a short paragraph. American have a series of strict policy about plagiarism, even a short paragraph. Amro studied in America, so he need know the plagiarism is illegal in America and try his best to avoid it. Therefore, he was wrong.

    2.Was plagiarism a word you knew before coming to the U.S.? Explain.

    “Plagiarism” is a new word for me, but I know this meaning in Chinese. When we write essays or paragraphs, we are not required to copy others. However, the range of plagiarism in China is not so specific or strict as America.

    3.What do you think about the punishments for plagiarism? Do they seem appropriate? Explain.

    I think the punishments for plagiarism are acceptable and appropriate. As such, the punishments protect the original author’s right. It takes a long time for an author to write a wonderful essay, if others copy it easily, it is not equal for original author. In addition, people who want to read your essay want to read something that is crated by yourself. Therefore, the punishments for plagiarism is appropriate.

    4.How is plagiarism regarded in your country's education system? Explain.

    In my opinion, plagiarism in China is not infrequently. I do not mean that Chinese students always copy, sometimes students do that because homework is too difficult or they have no time to do that. Plagiarism is not allowed in China, if you be caught by teachers, you need to rewrite your homework. Plagiarism in China is not as strict as in America at daily life. However, it will be strict in all important situations in education system.

    5.What reasons might compel a student to plagiarize? Have you experienced the pressures? Explain.

    As far as I am concerned, if the work is difficult for a student, he or she may want to find some sources that will cause plagiarism. Second, if a student have too much homework at one time, he or she may plagiarism. I think all of us do not like the feeling that we need to do so much work at the same time. I have experienced the pressure in China when I was a high school student. I have a lot of homework to do everyday. It is difficult for most of students to submit on time, it is a terrible pressure.

    6.What more can a university do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism?

    A university can give a presentation to students to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism. Additionally, teachers in class can tell students some matters that need to be attention, so students can notice them. Last but not least, a university can set up a desk for giving information of plagiarism, which will help students understand well.

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    1. 1.You're definitely right. As we know, plagiarism is an unusual word for us, that's why we get confuse about it and we have no idea what should we do with it. It is a good lesson for us.
      2.I agree with you. In China, I would say most of students imitation and reference some online sources to help themselves reorganize their thoughts, they will add new opinions also. Therefore, it is ok for teacher in China.
      3.Yes, I really agree with you about punishments. It must be strict, so that students will not make that kind of mistake again.
      4.I just want to say Chinese homework is horrible and too much for students. That's why they need to find more examples, thoughts, ideas to refresh their brain.
      5.Less homework with high quality work would be the best way to improve the education quality.
      6.Help each other understand the meaning of plagiarism, and make sure that they won't make mistake of it.

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    2. 1. I totally agree with you. He studied in the U.S, so he should have known the rule. I think, especially, international students need to learn about plagiarism, because it can be a serious problem.

      2. I think Japan has a similar situation about plagiarism as China. What do you mean that the range of plagiarism in China is not so specific as America? Can you give me an example?

      3. I have the almost same answer. Every writer have the right, so it should be protected.

      4."plagiarism in China is not infrequently." The sentence means plagiarism is common in China, right?
      I have heard that high school students study hard everyday. I'd like to know about education in China more.

      5. I agree. Students have to do lots of homework and it's hard for them. In Japan, I think that high school students have to study than college students. How about in China?

      6. "a university can set up a desk for giving information of plagiarism, which will help students understand well."
      It's a good idea. It's like a tutoring center at UWRF, isn't it?

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  4. 1 .I think Amro was wrong even though he just copied a little. He should cite the paragraph what he copied, because he should know the academic honesty in America if he was in America.

    2. I do not know plagiarism before I coming the U.S, but I think plagiarism is the same as copy when I knew it in class today.

    3. I think it is appropriate to punish the plagiaristic action. Just like Rhonda said in class today, authors and artists deserve the credit by working hard. Another reason is that teachers want to know students true level by the paper which students turn in. Copy does not have any benefit.

    4. In China, many students will copy something online. Plagiarism is not allowed, especially in college. However, it is too easy for students to copy online, this situation is worse in China.

    5. At first, I did not think copy something online can be a big deal, because it is normal before I came to the college. After I became a university student, I realize the importance of citation. Chinese students do not realize the severity of plagiarism before they come to the college, and it is a reason for so many Chinese students will do plagiarism. Another reason for plagiarism is that students do not left enough time to write their paper. When due time is coming, they will choose to copy something online and turn it in. I have never experienced the pressures before, because I prefer to do homework as early as I can. Therefore, I have enough time to write my paper or something else.

    6. I think it is important for university to introduce what is plagiarism and how to do citation at the beginning of the students’ first semester, especially doing it for international students.

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    1. 1. I agree with you, even just an short paragraph it is still plagiarism.
      2. It's good that you found out now.
      3. I like your opinion they are deserve the credit by working hard.
      4. could you tell me more about why China, copy something online?
      5. You have totally different educational system with me. Thanks for telling me how chinese is different than America.
      6. I agree with you, it help me a lot when they teach me about citation and plagiarism.

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    3. 1. Yes, I totally agree with you. It gives me a good point that when you are using any online sources, don't ever forget to cite them before you turn in your work.
      2. So do I, I never heard about plagiarism before I came to America. I'm glad we've been taught in English140 class.
      3. Yes, I think so too. Students need to know that without your own idea, any sources from others is plagiarism.
      4. Correct, especially in college, most of teacher will not pay attention to this issue, that's why more and more students starting copy from each others or search online.
      5.I think your way is good for students to reference because when a student hoarding his/her homework until the last day, he/she will find a easy way to finish it -- copy from others. Therefore, make sure you have enough time to complete your work, it won't be a problem for you.
      6. Yes, I agree with you. International students need to understand what is 'plagiarism' when they attend school in America.

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    4. 1 .
      Though he is in America, the pressure of studying abroad might be a big issue to him so he didn’t notice he was plagiarizing. But I think he will learn the lesson after this experience.
      2.
      I think we also got plagiarism in Chinese but it just the same meaning of copy in Chinese so I didn’t know either. LOL.
      3.
      Yes, I do agree with you. Doing our assignment is to show our true level and increase our abilities while we done it by ourselves. If we took others idea, it’s not fair to others and it’s meaningless to ourselves.
      4.
      I think it’s hard for professor to check it because there are too many students in China and you can find good quality paperwork online easily.
      5.
      It’s a good habit to finish our assignment ahead of deadline! I learned to do it like this in the U.S. and the quality of my assignment increased and I also gain some extra leisure time which I didn’t have before.

      6. I agree with you. Because "Prevention is batter than cure", right?

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  5. 1. I think Amro did wrong even just an short paraghrah it is still plagiarism.
    2. the word of "plagiarism" was not new for me. My highshcool education was simillar to America, so they teach me lot about plagiarism.

    3.I think the punishment for plagairism is appropriate, because it show student that how much bad if you do plagairism, so it makes them not to do anymore.

    4. When I was in Korea, I was at international school, so I don't really know about public shcoll. For my school it was serious about plagiarism if I copy just an short paragraph they just gave me F.

    5. In my opinion, I think lot of student are doing the plagiarism when they have homework. Sometime they don't want to do homework, and closes friend already did it, than it's easy to copy the work, or it's easy to find the answers in the computer.

    6.I think they should just keep telling us, so we can be brainwashed. It's easy if they make the powerpoint and presentate how much serious plagiarism is.

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    1. You have different educational environment with me even though our county is same. The reason is might be I went to normal school and you went to school which is following American education system. I had plagiarism in my high school but, teachers did not care. some teachers did care but they were not serious as American teachers do.
      Yeah, i agree with your idea about what university should do. They should keep telling us about plagiarism.

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    2. Sehee, I’m surprised that your high school education was similar to America, you had learned a lot about plagiarism. However, in my high school, teachers just taught students do not cheat in the exams, but lots of students copy homework from others in daily life. And I agree with your idea that students usually do the plagiarism when they don’t want to do the homework. About how can a university do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism, you said they should keep telling us about plagiarism, so we can be brainwashed. It’s interesting, but telling students continuously seems not practical.

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    3. It is interesting to know your high school was serious about plagiarism and the punishment of plagiarism in Korean. Additionally, I totally agree with your idea about the reason why students copy other's work and how a university should do to avoid students copy other’s work.

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    4. In China, cheating is more serious, if we just use others idea on internet. that will be fine. because Chinese thinks everything in the internet is open. there is nothing wrong to use it.anyway, i think Chinese school should fix this. because it is always bad to use others idea.

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    5. Sehee - The university expects us to originate our own work and that's the right thing for us to do so I would rather call "keeping telling us" a constant reminder than brainwashing.

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    6. It is good to know your have a concept about plagiarism since high school period. I started to know about it after going to my college. Though my major didn't need too much academic essay, it's still serious to "copy" others' ideas (when doing films). After being in US, I realized this can be a big issue for American academic environment.

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  6. 1. In the beginning of this semester, in writing and grammar class we learned about plagiarism. Teacher emphasized how important it is in America. Therefore, when Amro was trying to copy paragraph from the Internet, I realized that he was doing something wrong. Including other’s ideas without citation or permission to my paper is illegal. This is what I learned about it in the class.
    2. I could not know the word plagiarism. However, I knew the fact that it is very serious issue in America to be careful when we use someone else’s ideas. When I was studying the TOEFL writing, I used to use other’s idea or research. At that time, I did not know plagiarism so I use other’s idea without correct citation. Now, I know what was wrong.
    3. Plagiarism is not usual in some countries. It needs to educated to international students before the classes. If university does emphasize to students about plagiarism, they can reduce this problem. However, in some cases, it can be happened. When it happens even though the university educated it, it is appropriate to punish them.
    4. In South Korea, I did not go to university so I do not know about it very much. However, when I was in high school and middle school, I had never been educated about plagiarism. I could copy other’s idea easily but teachers always said that do not copy from internet, but they do not use site or machine for plagiarism. Therefore, it was not hard to use other’s ideas. On the other hand, for degree or benefit, people should be careful about it. Sometimes, when people are seeking degrees, plagiarism could matter to their achievements.
    5. In my experiences, when homework was very hard or I do not have much time to doing it, I desired to use others’ ideas from the Internet. When I was in middle school, I sometimes did it. It was my fault because homework was my job as a student and I just avoided doing it because of my laziness.
    6. Universities have to educate students how important plagiarism. Especially, every international student should learn about it. Universities have to provide the chance to learn it.

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    1. Soobin, you’re really thoughtful. It was true that Amro did wrong when he copied paragraph from the Internet. And I have the same feeling with you. I was not sure about plagiarism before I came here. However, I knew the fact that it is very serious issue in America. About the third answer, in some cases, it can be happened. I couldn’t understand this sentence clearly. What you want to express? But I have the same situation with you in China. Although teachers always said that do not copy from internet or others, students could copy other’s idea easily because teachers didn’t use site or machine for plagiarism. What’s more, it is really normal that students copy because of laziness. Exactly, university has to provide the chance for international students to learn about the plagiarism.

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    1. 1. Do you feel what Amro did was wrong? Explain.
      Yes, I think Amro did wrong thing. Because in order to finish his paper, Amro went online, found a student paper on the same story and copied a paragraph into his own work. It was plagiarism, it was illegal.

      2. Was plagiarism a word you knew before coming to the U.S.? Explain.
      To some extent I know the word- plagiarism before coming to the U.S. Plagiarism means copy others’ work without asking or without quotation. When I studied in ZISU, my psychological teacher who graduated from Iowa State University told us about the result after students plagiarize others’ work in America.

      3. What do you think about the punishments for plagiarism? Do they seem appropriate? Explain.
      In my opinion, the punishment for plagiarism in U.S. seems too severe. Most colleges give students a failing grade on any assignment they're caught cheating on. Further offenses can result in failing a class, suspension or being kicked out of the university. Students being kicked out of the university after they plagiarize are not appropriate. Maybe they need more guidance and need to have a chance to correct error.

      4. How is plagiarism regarded in your country's education system? Explain.
      To be honest, I don’t know clearly about the plagiarism regarded in my country's education system, but it’s normal in China. Although all teachers from elementary to university emphasize not to plagiarize, most teachers don’t have any action about how to recognize students if they copy others or not. Even some teachers know a student copied work, they just give a low grade.

      5. What reasons might compel a student to plagiarize? Have you experienced the pressures? Explain.
      From my perspective, students may turn to copying, because they feel overwhelmed and don't know where to look for help when they meet difficulties. Just like the sentence in the article "They want to do well," Dongre said. "They oftentimes don't want to disappoint the professor”. On the other hand, maybe some students are lazy, they don’t want to use their brain, just copy easily. I haven’t really experienced the pressures. Because in China, the tasks are not difficult, even one semester maybe you only need to write a paper and take the final exam in university.

      6. What more can a university do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism?
      I think just like professor Petree- does a project about Academic Honesty, which can help students understand the expectations of plagiarism. Students can take a small task just like a game to know the plagiarism further. All in all, every teacher has the duty to tell students the expectations of plagiarism.

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    2. I agree with you, bai. I also don’t know clearly about the plagiarism regarded in Chinese education system. My all teachers from elementary to university also emphasize not to plagiarize, but some classmates still copy homework. Meanwhile, some teacher did not know their students plagiarized. If they found someone copy homework,they just punish students to do homework again or give low grade.

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  8. 1. Do you feel what Amro did was wrong? Explain.

    He did something wrong, because he should not copy the paragraph in the website although he don’t want to disappoint his teacher. We should be honest when we are in university.
    2. Was plagiarism a word you knew before coming to the U.S.? Explain.

    No, but I know the Chinese meaning before I came to my university in china. In high school we can not copy other people’s essay when we are writing.
    3. What do you think about the punishments for plagiarism? Do they seem appropriate? Explain.

    Before I came to America, I know Americans have a very serious attitude toward plagiarism. So there are no doubt why punishments for plagiarism are so strict. I think it is appropriate, because it show people are respect fruits of labor. It is also can encourage people to be more creative.
    4. How is plagiarism regarded in your country's education system? Explain.

    You can not plagiarism, however it is hard to find people whether they are copy or not.
    5. What reasons might compel a student to plagiarize? Have you experienced the pressures? Explain.

    The time is close to deadline, but I still haven’t finished my paper. Yes, people will very nervous when them meet this situation, so them tend to cheat.
    6. What more can a university do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism?

    Tell them you are great, you should be more creative.

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  9. 1. Do you feel what Amro did was wrong? Explain.

    He did something wrong, because he should not copy the paragraph in the website although he don’t want to disappoint his teacher. We should be honest when we are in university.
    2. Was plagiarism a word you knew before coming to the U.S.? Explain.

    No, but I know the Chinese meaning before I came to my university in china. In high school we can not copy other people’s essay when we are writing.
    3. What do you think about the punishments for plagiarism? Do they seem appropriate? Explain.

    Before I came to America, I know Americans have a very serious attitude toward plagiarism. So there are no doubt why punishments for plagiarism are so strict. I think it is appropriate, because it show people are respect fruits of labor. It is also can encourage people to be more creative.
    4. How is plagiarism regarded in your country's education system? Explain.

    You can not plagiarism, however it is hard to find people whether they are copy or not.
    5. What reasons might compel a student to plagiarize? Have you experienced the pressures? Explain.

    The time is close to deadline, but I still haven’t finished my paper. Yes, people will very nervous when them meet this situation, so them tend to cheat.
    6. What more can a university do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism?

    Tell them you are great, you should be more creative.

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    1. Hi, yining. I very agree that it is hard to find people whether they are copy or not in China, because we do not use Turnin.com or other. Therefore, it is hard for teachers to find who plagiarize. What' more, I think you should organize your time better, then you can have enough time to finish your homework. I know that experience the pressures make us feel bad.

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    2. I agree with you, he should not copy and paste the paragraph. I know that he did not want to disappoint his teacher but I think that plagiarism made his teacher even more disappointed… If I understood this correct, you did not know the English word for plagiarism but you did know the Chinese word and its definition? If that is correct I think you knew the word and its meaning but you did not know that plagiarism was the word for it in English!  It is interesting to me that many of the Chinese students in this class knew that Americans has a serious attitude towards plagiarism and therefore strict punishments, I had no clue about that! I know that the schools in my home country Sweden have the same type of program as MS. Petree demonstrated in class this Monday. You said that it is hard to know if copy their paragraphs, don’t you think the schools in China has some program that identifies the context? I did not understand your last answer “Tell them you are great, you should be more creative” who or what is great, students, teachers, universities? Please explain!

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    3. i agree with you. when i was in Chinese high school. we prefer doing homework together, because we can talk to each other. actually it is copy each other. However, the teacher will not know this. i agree we should have some punishments like America or other countries. it is the best way to stop plagiarism.

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    4. Yining - I believe there's more to why Amro plagiarized other than "not to disappoint his professor"; if he took the shortcut then he deserved the consequence. Besides I'm sure we are more likely to see universities carrying out stricter policies against plagiarism rather than mere encouragement as you last mentioned. I agree on the rest of your post.

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    5. Arthur Lee

      I have the same idea with her. Before I came here, I did not know what plagiarism was. I think this is the common sense in high school students and undergraduates. If I would like to learn more and be graduate students, learning about plagiarism is crucial to my career.

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  10. 1. Do you feel what Amro did was wrong? Explain.
    Of course it is wrong, its plagiarism. In some way I emphasis with Amro just because he did not know that what he just did was wrong. It is different from his culture he did not know what was right and what was wrong. It is hard to know every norm in the American university culture when Professors or stuff at the school dose not tell us international student about different rules…
    2. Was plagiarism a word you knew before coming to the U.S.? Explain.
    Yes, I know the word and I know the definition. The word in Swedish is similar to the English word. The Swedish word is “plagiat”.
    3. What do you think about the punishments for plagiarism? Do they seem appropriate? Explain.
    Personal I think it is not that big idea… however, I know that it is a big deal and that students can be suspended from the university. I think that little too much, my opinion is that you should get and second chance and if the student repeats the same “mistake” then maybe has a serious discussion with the professor.
    4. How is plagiarism regarded in your country's education system? Explain.
    Yes it is. I don’t know how it works at the universities but in high school it is. I have never done it so I don’t really know the consequences but I know that our teachers have a program just as Rhonda demonstrated during class so they know if you have done it or no.
    5. What reasons might compel a student to plagiarize? Have you experienced the pressures? Explain.
    Not that good planning or priorities. I have never experience this. I am that kind of student that always tries to do my assignments as soon as possible. I need to plan my time and my studies because I am a student athlete and I need to manage my time well.
    6. What more can a university do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism?
    They need to talk about it, just as Ms. Petree did with us! It is so important that the professors don’t take that knowledge for granted.

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    1. To avoid this situation, I think it is important for students know foreign culture before them coming to this foreign country. I think it is helpful for you that you know plagiarism before you coming to America. I think the reason why students to plagiarize you think is very reasonable. In addition, I also think it is important for teacher to stress the serious of plagiarism.

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  11. 1.I think what Amro did was wrong. Amro copied a paragraph from other student’s paper online into his own work without any citation. It is the obvious plagiarism. This paragraph is not from his own work. If he do want to use that paragraph, he should cite it.
    2.I knew plagiarism before I came to America. Specifically, from childhood to adulthood, I was always taught no cheating and plagiarizing. We can not steal other people’s ideas or work. If we want to use others’ words, we have to cite. Although I already knew something about plagiarism when I was in China, I only had a general idea of it instead of a clear definition, for example, I was not sure that whether reword others’ ideas is plagiarism or not. Moreover, I did not know how to regularly cite the source I used in my paper. In the past days, I only gave the link behind my paper. I knew that was nonstandard but I have no idea how to correctly do it. Luckily, now I have chance to learn more about it.
    3.I think, in a normal situation, giving students a failing grade on any assignment they're caught cheating may be the most appropriate way. They cheated, so they failed on the assignment. It is a warning. However, if some students plagiarized time and again and do not repent, I think they should fail the class. Now it is a big warning. If some students even cheat in a big serious exam, I think they may have to be kicked out of the university, because PLAGIARISM is one of the worst things.
    4.I think, in my country, plagiarism has slowly taken more and more attention nowadays. However, in my mind, we care more about it in other fields than in education system. For example, if someone steals others’ paintings on internet, he or she will be seriously educated by other net friends.
    5.If a student have not finished his/her homework, but tomorrow is the deadline, he/she may want to plagiarize to finish their work. Another reason might be that some students do not have the concept of plagiarism, so they do not know it is wrong and do it. I think there are more reasons than I mentioned here. I think I have experienced the pressure, but I know it is wrong. After I had the general concept, I never did such a thing. However I was not sure whether I did it or not before I knew what is plagiarism. I really hate plagiarism.
    6.Give students relevant lessons and some tasks for them to practice. Set proper punishments for cheaters. I think these would be useful.

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    1. I totally agree with you, he should definitely cite the information that he used to finish his paper and give credit to that person that actually did the work. It is interesting to see that it is kind of the same rules in different countries and in different cultures. I am glad that you like this topic and that you appreciate this information about plagiarism. I am sure you will use this in your future studies! My opinion about the punishment it is the same, proper punishments for cheaters sounds as a good idea!

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  12. 1. Do you feel what Amro did was wrong? Explain.
    Yes, like the article said he went online, found a student paper on the same story and copied a paragraph verbatim into his own work. that is plagiarism.
    2. Was plagiarism a word you knew before coming to the U.S.? Explain.
    Yes. it is a new word for me, i know cheating. it is like copying other's homework, but plagiarism is different. plagiarism is steal other's idea, i think it is more serious.
    3. What do you think about the punishments for plagiarism? Do they seem appropriate? Explain.
    i think the punishments are too much, seem not appropriate. for example, to some international students, they don't know plagiarism may against the law. and really serious punishments. like tourists in Singapore, they don't know spit out chewing gum is breaking the law.
    4. How is plagiarism regarded in your country's education system? Explain.
    it is not as serious as cheating. in China, cheating in school may get you out of school. but plagiarism may not. Chinese think everything on the internet are public. we can take as long as we want.
    5. What reasons might compel a student to plagiarize? Have you experienced the pressures? Explain.
    Homework's deadline is due or Homework is too difficult. In the beginning of this semester. my professor asked me to write a paper in comparing in China and America. and i searched some data from internet without gave a quotation. and my professor warned me that it would make you in trouble. it is plagiarism.
    6. What more can a university do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism?
    organizing a class that Tell students how serious the consequence is if you plagiarized.and introduce to students what kind of behaviors are regarded as plagiarism.

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    1. 1.I totally agree with you. He should not have copied form the internet even though the sentence was short.
      2.Why do you think that plagiarism is more serious than cheating?
      3.I was surprised your idea, because I insisted that the punishment is appropriate. However, you gave me a good example. That is a debatable point.
      4. In China, you don't have to cite your source?
      5. I agree with you. We are studying in the U.S, so we have to make sure the idea of plagiarism.
      6. I have the almost same idea as you. A university can set up the class for introducing "plagiarism".

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    2. 1. Yes, obviously people all agreed that what Amro did was wrong. While this could happen to any of us before. We copy and paste a little part of the paragraph and think it will not be a big matter.
      2.I can understand how Chinese' thoughts about plagiarism. With a great population in China, people share the sources on the internet easily. So the idea go "plagiarism" can not be so common to them.
      3.Well, my statement about the punishment is, people need to be educated before having a punishment. They should know about the idea and understand this can not be happened. After that, the punishments can be acceptable then.
      4. Yes, the idea of cheating and plagiarism should be identified. But plagiarism can be more serious. We should respect people's academic copyright.
      5. Time-limitation can be a good reason. We should alert to this issue. Why not try to finish assignments earlier may make the situation better.
      6. Educating is really important. From the courses can make people know this concept better. And I am glad we have a class to understand the plagiarism culture in the States.

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    3. I agree with you, sometimes we can't tell the difference between cheating and plagiarism. And some people may think the content online is open to everyone, and it is ok to use it when ever possible. Making the content online also private the writer's right, I am so sad the situation is hard to change in short time.

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      When I look through his post and look carefully about his idea about punishment, I agree with him. Like the tourist in Singapore, they did not know what they should do or not. As the old saying goes "when in Rome, do as the Romans do," but in this case, I do not think it is appropriate as well. Government should inform tourists about them first. In other words, universities should inform international students beforehand.

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  13. 1)Yes, I do. He should have asked for assistance. There are people in the writing center willing to help. Additionally, professors have office hours so that students can walk in and ask for information or help.

    2) No, because there is a french word(pliagat) that has the same meaning. Therefore, when I heard about plagiarism, I figured out that there were the same.

    3) Most of them are appropriate because plagiarism is a sign of laziness. It is not fair to take someone else's ideas or work without giving them credits. They probably spent a lot effort to achieve that. In the other hand, expelling students from schools for plagiarism can be too much giving the fact that a lot of students plagiarize accidentally.

    4) It is usually when students from the same class have similar answers. Professors often give 0 to students who have committed plagiarism. They do not like to accuse students because those students could be kicked out of the school. In brief, they do not impose severe punishment to students unless it is for the final project that students do in order to finish their studies.

    5)There are many reasons for which students cheat such as pressure, procrastination, laziness, lack of self confidence, etc. I feel a lot of pressure every day because I have to do better than my Dad did at school, and I have to make sure to do a quality work.

    6) I think that there are enough resources in University to help students avoid plagiarism.Students just need to be more informed about the Campus rules.

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  14. 1.
    I feel what Amro did was wrong but it actually happens a lot around us and sometimes we even do it without consideration. We tend to find an easy or faster way to finish our essay but what we do might take others’ credit on ourselves.
    2.
    No, I don’t think I know this word before I took this class. I mean I know in Chinese but the professors don’t really check if what we handed out is a plagiarism or not if we rewrite a lot.
    3.
    I think that the punishments for plagiarism is appropriate. Because if anyone can take others idea as their own it will be unfair when the real author might take long time to give born their ideas but you get it in few seconds. I think punishments can prevent students from plagiarism, so they seem appropriate for me.
    4.
    I think it is quite important issue in Taiwan. At least in my major subjects, my professors prohibit us to plagiarism and we will get harsh punishment if the professors found out anyone did it.
    5.
    Sometimes students got a lot of assignments, so some students will decide to finish some of their assignments as soon as possible easily. In the same time, students want to get good grades on their assignments, so authors who put their articles might have tons of opinions that they don’t have. If they copy from the internet or books, the quality of the assignments might look better.
    6.
    I think it is important for university to keep telling students it is ok to be imperfect and should be creative rather than copy from others.

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    1. Melody, you are absolutely right by saying that plenty of assignment could cause plagiarism. Students often prioritize some classes than others. For example, they may prioritize their major classes over English classes.

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  16. Leo's Comments:
    1. Do you feel what Amro did was wrong? Explain.
    Yes, as plagiarism is basically defined as copying someone else’s work without citing it and that’s exactly what Amro did. As he couldn’t finish his work on time so instead of asking for late submission he took the shortcut which is not tolerated.

    2. Was plagiarism a word you knew before coming to the U.S.? Explain.
    Yes. It’s just not anything specifically academic but long as it is human work someone dedicated their time at one’s not supposed to just simply take advantage of it for free. I grew up with the alert not to plagiarize in school from my parents and teachers repeatedly and have never run into any problem with academic dishonesty. It’s a big deal to me anywhere and at any time. And I believe Amro’s behavior is inexcusable since I believe nowhere in the world, including his home country, would encourage students to do so and not get them punished; the only difference is simply that the plagiarizer may face a more severe punishment here in the US.

    3. What do you think about the punishments for plagiarism? Do they seem appropriate? Explain.
    Considering Amro only copied one paragragh and it’s probably his first time, I think what he got was what he deserved. Fair and square. But generally in the US, the punishments such as rendering failing grades I believe are appropriate for anyone conducting plagiarism. Some generous professors are too nice of a fair person to give leeway to “first offenders”, which some students keep claiming themselves as, and it does no good to anybody especially the original authors who probably are not even aware their intellectual property rights have been violated, technically speaking. Violation without punishment? I don’t think so; sometimes only a harsh penalty will count as a good tough lesson for everybody to learn.

    4. How is plagiarism regarded in your country's education system? Explain.
    Plagiarism is not punished as severely as it is in the US. Teachers in Taiwan usually give students a second chance and send back “their” work for another one. It’s not a concept being paid so much attention to but it’s absolutely not something so insignificant that gets ignored constantly. Even if there’s a warning it won’t be as bad as an academic probation or a failing grade but at most an oral "reminder".

    5. What reasons might compel a student to plagiarize? Have you experienced the pressures? Explain.
    Such reasons include procrastinating so much that one forgets to or has no time to complete the task, or the task is so hard that the student is clueless… I mean the reasons must be serious enough to push one off the edge and plagiarizing probably is the only one last shortcut a student can take before admitting to their professor that they can’t.

    I tend to start my work early as possible so even when running into unforeseeable predicaments due to which I won’t finish work on time, I would still have completed more than frequent procrastinators. I would rather request for a late submission than taking someone’s work and chance it.

    6. What more can a university do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism?
    Make sure all students understand the consequences of plagiarizing even international students as well. Re-emphasize the importance of originality and the consequences of academic dishonesty in a serious manner during orientation and through syllabus. Do not often give students a second chance to redo their work, as when they say in tears that it’s their first time doing so they might have done the same in the past and have tricked lots of professors already.

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    1. Leo, I completely agree with you that procrastination is a cause of plagiarism. A lot of students often spend time with distractions such as Play station,and They do not realize that they need to prioritize their studies.

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  17. 1. Yes, this is wrong. However, these kind of things are usually happened. As the technology can be easily access, the resources on-line can be found easily. Though Amro just copied a short paragraph, he didn’t cite the sources adequately. And this can cause him lots of troubles.
    2. Yes, I knew this word before coming to US. Colleges in Taiwan focus on this issue seriously. However, this issue has been focused more for master degree students. They may need to write essays, so each show where the information from is necessary. While for undergraduate students, they don’t really implement the citation much.
    3. The punishment is a kind of respect. Respect those who invents these ideas. They came up these academic achievement, it’s basic manner to show the citation to them. However, before the punishments, the government should educate the idea of plagiarism to everyone. Making everybody knows the rules so people can follow.
    4. Same as US. People who do plagiarism may even lose their student enrollments. For academic presentation and essays, citations are required to show by the end. However, due to my major, many of our assignments are videos. We film and clip the video ourselves. As for these works, plagiarism will more about copying ideas. To have and use our own creativity are much more important.
    5. I’m a “last-minute person”, which means I tend to finish my work at the very last minute! And due to the time limitation, I rely on on-line sources a lot. Therefore, to have my own opinion after reading abundant information is important to me. I need to avoid using other’s statements and create my own ones.
    6. Education is important. Just like what I mentioned above, especially foe international students, it will be better to have a specific course to teach them this idea. Based on different cultural backgrounds, this is necessary for people who would like to study in the US. And the website Rhonda showed us also help a lot. It allows us to know when and why to have citations when doing an academic report.

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    1. I agree with you that Taiwan is focus on the the issue seriously and we may got 0 on the subject if there is plagiarism. But I think some students choose to cheat is partly because we do not have good study helping centres and students just can turn to the internet to ask for help.

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  19. Ruoke's post
    1. Do you feel what Amro did was wrong? Explain.
    Yes, I agree that it is wrong. Because when we need to use other's article, no matter how long it is, we need to cite it. Otherwise, it is plagiarism.

    2. Was plagiarism a word you knew before coming to the U.S.? Explain.
    Plagiarism is a new word to me, but it is not the idea, we usually use the word like “treating”. When I study in Taiwan, the professor also announce the similar standard of writing to us. Maybe that because taiwan’s university learn a lot from the US.

    3. What do you think about the punishments for plagiarism? Do they seem appropriate? Explain.
    I think it is appropriate. Because everyone’s effort and work need to be respected , copying other one’s article is just like stealing.

    4. How is plagiarism regarded in your country's education system? Explain.
    In my country, some people don’t have the awareness of the plagiarism sometimes. Maybe because the related laws were not introduced, for example, we can find some free e-books online and just download it. I think that really violate writer’s right! But the situation is really difficult to change, people are used to enjoy the powerful free resources online and called it “sharing” nowadays.

    5. What reasons might compel a student to plagiarise? Have you experienced the pressures? Explain.
    Maybe under the pressure of deadline or there are too many assignments, students would turn to plagiarise. I have experienced the pressures in midterm or final in Taiwan.

    6. What more can a university do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism?
    Firstly, the professors should made announcements and tell the students what plagiarism is, and what is the right way to use quote and other resources. Secondly, some places such as writing centre should be accessible to students to offer help whenever possible. The professor also need to control the amount and quality of homework to avoid putting the students’ pressure. Finally, some related rules and punishments should be introduced to regulate the students’ plagiarism.

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  20. 1. Yes. I think he should not use the resources from others directly without any quotes. He should show his own idea instead of using others' opinion.
    2. No. I never heard this word before. In China, students and teachers often use "cheating" to dscribe the behavior like plagiarism. When I heard this word for the first time, I was confused. After checking the meaning, I understood it quickly.
    3. I think it should depend on the degree how the students copy resources from others. If the student did not use much or just forgot to make citations, the punishment do not need to be serious. If the student copied a lot, then the punishment should be strict. This is showing respect to the authors of the resources and teaching the students to be respect to others' work.
    4. In China, some teachers do not check the essays very carefully. There are too many students in one class sometimes, the professor do not have enough time and energy to check them. However, some strict teachers will punish the students when he found they copied from the internet.
    5. I think it might be have no time or the studnets have too much homework for other courses. I did not have this kind of experience. I always insist on writting my eassays on my own.
    6. I think the professors should tell the students at the beginning of the semester. It is also necessary to put this announcement on the syllabus. Besides, if the teacher found any student plagiarism in his or her essay, the teacher should give punishment to allert the student.

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    1. I think students in university can not cheating. First, we have to respect other people labor. Second, we should develop our creative. Third, we can know that hard work can bring us good grade. Last but not least, we need be honest, it is a good quality for person.

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    2. Jarret, your answers to numbers 3 and 4 are particularly interesting. Well-written.

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      -> When I read your answer, third answer was very impressed. Respecting other's work is one of the most important factor to prevent plagiarism. I thought if we can make students to emphasize author's work enough, we can prevent a lot of plagiarisms. Fourth answer also give sympathy to me. In the University, there are many students. therefore, we cannot check every plagiarisms. In my country, We have some programs to check plagiarism for thesis, name is copykiller made by korean programmer. I heard it is very useful and popular program. May be the China and the U.S also have program check plagiarism. You can find!

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  21. 1. Do you feel what Amro did was wrong? Explain.
    I feel he is wrong. Because he copied the someone's idea. It is not a his Idea, not a his own world, what he did was just copy and paste. I might change my opinion, If he use the quotation mark and the resources,
    2. Was plagiarism a word you knew before coming to the U.S.? Explain.
    No. I never heard of the word of "Plagiarism," but I heard the word called, "cheating." At the writing class, for the first time I heard of what is the plagiarism is, and why we cannot use the plagiarism. After heard his account, I think it is very exquisite things and big deal in U.S.
    3. What do you think about the punishments for plagiarism? Do they seem appropriate? Explain.
    I think it is too heavy punishment for the students. Because sometime I also copy the words from the article. However, I write the reference below my paper. Therefore, I think the punishments is to harsh to students for just one mistake.
    4. How is plagiarism regarded in your country's education system? Explain.
    In South Korea, I never went to university, so I never knew the system of the plagiarism. However, when I was In high school, teacher said "Do not use other's ideas or copying from the Internets". Despite the teacher's words, most students just copy and paste from the internet. Because even teachers didn't check the student papers carefully.
    5. What reasons might compel a student to plagiarize? Have you experienced the pressures? Explain.
    My opinion is the international students think there will be an answers when they plagiarize. Most of the international students have problem with the speaking like, they can not say what they wants to talk about. Therefore, students try to copy the words from the Internets.
    6. What more can a university do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism?
    I think the professors should put into the syllabus and at the beginning of the semester, they could tell to the students.

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    1. I agree that if Amro would have credited the resource, then it would have been justified. Moreover, it is true that Plagiarism is considered as big deal in US. Even in my country, teachers in university do not check the material carefully. I also agree to you that Internationals students struggle with the English language due to which they opt to do so.

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    2. I am not sure who wrote the original response, but many students agree with your comment that the punishment was too strict. Interesting.

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    3. This is Gigyeong (Elihu)'s answers :)

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  22. 1.Do you feel what Amro did was wrong? Explain.

    He did something wrong, because he should not copy the paragraph in the website although he don’t want to disappoint his teacher. Students should be honest in school.
    2. Was plagiarism a word you knew before coming to the U.S.? Explain.

    Yes, but I know the meaning in China, students in China can not copy homework.
    3.What do you think about the punishments for plagiarism? Do they seem appropriate? Explain.

    Before I came to America, I know Americans have a very serious attitude toward plagiarism.No wander we should punish those who cheating. I think it is appropriate, because it shows people should respect others.
    4.How is plagiarism regarded in your country's education system? Explain.

    You can not plagiarize, however it is hard to define a people whether he is cheating or not..
    5. What reasons might compel a student to plagiarize? Have you experienced the pressures? Explain.
    You want to get a good grade but you are didn’t review very careful. Under the situation you might want to plagiarize. Of course, because everyone want to get good grade.

    6. What more can a university do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism?
    Encourage them and give them some different ways to perform themselves.

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    1. I agree with you that students should be honest in school. I am surprised to know that plagiarism is also not allowed in China. I also agree to you that students plagiarize in order to get good grade. And indeed, students must be encouraged so they may avoid plagiarism.

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  23. 1. Do you feel what Amro did was wrong? Explain.
    Ans. Amro did wrong because one can not take someone else's work and include it in their own, that's academic dishonesty. Eve though Amro didn't have enough time to complete his paper and he just took one paragraph, but still one is not allowed to do so in any case at all. He may have asked the professor to give his some extension of deadline instead of choosing to plagiarize,

    2. Was plagiarism a word you knew before coming to the U.S.? Explain.
    Ans. Yes, I had heard about it but it never applied to educational system which I have gone through so far. Moreover, after coming to US, I have learned about more aspects of plagiarism and its possible punishments. I have also learnt about the ways of paraphrasing in order to avoid plagiarism.

    3. What do you think about the punishments for plagiarism? Do they seem appropriate? Explain.
    Ans. Punishments of plagiarism can be severe, depending upon the professor. However, they are appropriate because it is for the fear of these punishments that student would avoid plagiarism and would refrain from academic dishonesty.

    4. How is plagiarism regarded in your country's education system? Explain.
    Ans. Plagiarism is not a thing to be concerned about in educational system of my country. Students are allowed to take the material from internet or from some friend's work. It is not considered as academic dishonesty. This is something new applying to me after coming here.
    5. What reasons might compel a student to plagiarize? Have you experienced the pressures? Explain.
    Ans. One of the main reasons of students doing so is the time left in deadlines of submission. Most of the students like to procrastinate their assignments, therefore, they look for easy ways to complete their tasks. Moreover, with English not being their main language, International students struggle writing their papers on their own while some students are not completely aware of what actually plagiarize is.

    6. What more can a university do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism?
    Ans. University should conduct more sessions on plagiarism in order to increase the awareness about it among the students, rather than just discussing about in orientation. They may also make writing centers more popular among the students as it would help them to write papers.

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    1. Isn't it interesting that we as a class are digging into academic culture to a level this level? Perhaps I should do this unit earlier in the semester, so that students have a reminder in the middle of the semester.

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    2. I really surprised your country's education system. I learned the difference of education system depending on the country. I am one of the students who like to procrastinate my own assignments, so sometimes I worry about my assignment will be finished within the deadline. This bad custom may compel me to do plagiarism someday. However, I already know the plagiarism is bad, so I never do it.

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  24. Arthur Lee

    1. I felt that Amro's did was wrong because he did it to do something easily. Even if he did not know, plagiarism is BAD thing.
    2. Yes we have. People think it seriously but in college culture, I and other people do not take it seriously.
    3. I think it is appropriate to give punishment who did plagiarism because it is kind of thief. However, if international students did like that, I think giving him/her one more chance will be fair.
    4. If a plagiarism turn out to be found, he/she will be punished.
    5. I have experienced about writing a report for my class. To be specific, i had to analyze Domino's case. At that time, I was so hard for me to write down something because connecting my ideas with English was so highly tough. I thought about using other's idea but I did not do that.
    6. University needs to keep explaining about plagiarism such as campaign, and showing videos. I believe there will be more effective ways that I have mentioned above.

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    1. Showing videos about plagiarism is a great idea. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  25. 1. Do you feel what Amro did was wrong?
    -> Amro copied other student's paragraph. It is plagiarism. He must write the paragraph on his diffrent words or using the citation.

    2. Was plagiarism a word you knew before coming to the U.S.?
    -> Yes, I educated about plagiarism when I was elementary school student by my teacher. Therefore, I knew about plagiarism's contents and importance.

    3. What do you think about the punishments for plagiarism? Do they seem appropriate?
    -> In my country, The law about punishments for plagiarism is strong. If we plagiarize the thesis or media products, we can be punished by the law. For example, professor was plagiarize his/her thesis, he/she must fired by their University.

    4. How is plagiarism regarded in your country's education system?
    -> My country has strong punishment about plagiarism. However, my country people have generous attitude about plagiarism. A few years ago, plagiarism was hot issue in my country, many professors were plagiarize their thesis from others, and many artists were plagiarize their products from others. However, they did not punished. It shows that my country people do not think importance about plagiarism. My country has not education system about the plagiarism in many schools yet. We making some systems to prevent the plagiarism recently.

    5. What reasons might compel a student to plagiarize? Have you experienced the pressures?
    -> When I have a lots of homework, and when I find some information from book, however I could not understand that means.... I have not experienced the pressures about plagiarism.

    6. What more can a university do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism?
    -> In ELT program, writing class have a plagiarism part. It was good to realize about plagiarism's importance. Making discussion about plagiarism was also helpful to think about the plagiarism.

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    1. These are interesting comments about your country. When famous people in the US are found out to have plagiarized it is a big deal. It would be SO embarrassing, I would think! We will keep helping students learn about plagiarism in the ELT Program. Thank you for your comments!

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    2. Thank you for reply rhonda. This is Juhyeon! :)

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  26. 1. I think Amro did was wrong. Even if it is a short sentence, it is wrong to copy the sentences of other person. He should have started the assignment as soon as possible. I thought haste makes waste.

    2. I have never heard this word until come to U.S.. Even when reading English essays in high school or college classes, I do not remember reading as a topic. I know the same meaning word in Japanese, but I learned this word in English at writing class for the first time.

    3. I think that punishment is too strict with one mistake. I think they need more knowledge about plagiarism, and some classes should be provided to avoid plagiarism. I think most people did a plagiarism without malice.

    4. In Japan, I think that it is explained only once about plagiarism at the beginning of the class. Almost of all students do not think about it seriously. I think some people do not check it tightly.

    5. When the period until the submission is too short or the topic is too difficult, it might compel a student to plagiarize. I have never experienced like that one, but If I do not have a time to do my assignment, I may think about that to do plagiarism.

    6. Training of how to write essay, and explanation about plagiarism should be offered by University. In addition, the people who did a plagiarism more than twice should take extra special class to avoid plagiarism.

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    1. I think Chiaki and I have the same idea. I was surprised to say that Chiaki would plagiarize if there was no time and tasks related to difficult subjects. However, I know she will not do that.^^
      It seems to be a good idea to give more chances without penalty when someone caught plagiarism. Additional lessons and assignments to learn about plagiarism are good ideas I did not even think of. Thank you for posting a good idea.


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  27. This is Qiuyu.

    1. I think Amro did wrong. The reason is that he copied completely from other essay. It is plagiarism, although he did not know.
    2. I do not know this word "plagiarism" in English, however, I know the same definition in Chinese. Specially, I thought plagiarism is that copied fully from other essay or article and do not quote the name of author to become own. Right now, I know that even though one sentence which is not my idea, then I did not cite with author's name or other information, It belongs to plagiarism.
    3. The punishment of plagiarism is appropriate. Because of, as many university teach what is plagiarism. If students still make same mistakes, the first time should let them know why he is wrong. The second time need to survey if is intentionally or unintentionally and the third time that almost students are intentionally to copy and plagiarism.
    4. In China, I think we also explain what is plagiarism at the beginning of semester, however, not all of professors will check each students' essays or articles if it is plagiarism or not. Basically, the students and professor of master or doctor degree will care about if plagiarism more.
    5. Nearly deadline and nothing write, might force student copy or rewrite from other idea to make self would not over the deadline. I think I have a great time manage skill to make me less time nearly deadline and do nothing, even if it happens on me I will not do that, because of plagiarism is a bad action, there are no reason to do it.
    6. Not only teach students that plagiarism is criminal in US, but also give more real stores to let them know it is really serious thing. For example, maybe using the time of a class to simulate what is the feeling about the author was plagiarized to let students know it is important way to protect everyone.

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    1. Good use of the word "intentionally." Nice reflective thoughts.

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    2. " I think I have a great time manage skill to make me less time nearly deadline and do nothing, even if it happens on me I will not do that." You are right, and I think it is great idea to think it is a good opportunity to try your time management skill.

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    3. Yeah, I agree with you. In China, not much professors will check student's essay about plagiarism. But I think we are improving this step right now!

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  28. 1.Yes. He was wrong, even though it was short sentence, he still did plagiarism. However, I think it is not only his responsibility but also the school's responsible too, because the school did not explain about plagiarism. If the school had explained more, he might not done plagiarism.

    2. No. I never heard this word before I came here, but I have heard similar words like "cheating".

    3.I think that punishment is excessive for the first time mistake. The school needed explain plagiarism more to prevent it.

    4.Jpanese also care about this problem,but not too strict like America. In addition, I think If you summarized article, you do not need to paraphrase sentence. I think that is language matter.

    5.When deadline is approaching, people do not have a enough time to finish assignment, people tend to do plagiarism.

    6.Offer opportunity to understand plagiarism. In the writing class, I learned plagiarism, teacher told us what is the plagiarism with some example and how to do paraphrase in detail. It was really helpful to understand plagiarism.

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    1. It sounds like the lessons on plagiarism are important!

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    2. Yeah, I agree with you. I think the America was the most serious country which focus on plagiarism problems. But that's a good choice for us, we are students!.

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    3. It is very interesting to see that there is a school misstatement that is not just a mistake of a student but a proper education. I totally agree with her opinion. The interesting point of reading this posting is that although Nanako and my nationality are different, but the education I receive on plagiarism is similar. Only the United States seems to be poisonous about plagiarism. On the other hand, I envy it because it guarantees the intellectual property right. I will study how to avoid plagiarism and be careful not to plagiarize!

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  30. 1. He was wrong for me. We should not use other people’s work into our project. That’s other people’s achievement, not us. If we did not work for it, then stolen other people’s achievement, there will be no equality for everyone.
    2. No. I learned this word from high school, then I got a deeply understand though this semester from many different classes.
    3. The punishment for plagiarism should depends on how did they plagiarism and what is the result or achievement they got. It should be appropriate.
    4. In China, plagiarism is also a serious question for students. If they did plagiarism, they need to redo them work. I think that is a kind of rational punishment.
    5. If students got a lot of work due on one day, they might feel weight pressure. At this time, they might think about plagiarize work from the internet. I had experienced pressures, because of I am a student, so I think that pressure is kind of a practice for me.
    6. Maybe we could have a plagiarism class. Then give more information about plagiarism on UWRF website.

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    1. You are certainly right, as students we get a lot of practice with pressure!

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  31. 1. Do you feel what Amro did was wrong? Explain.

    I think he did wrong. Even though he did not know the rules, it is obvious that he broke the rules.
    No one in the world has a story. Therefore, I hope he will experience this and not make mistakes later on


    2. Was plagiarism a word you knew before coming to the U.S.? Explain.

    I know the word plagiarism, but the scope of plagiarism is much wider than that of Korea. In Korea, using only sentences is a plagiarism.


    3. What do you think about the punishments for plagiarism? Do they seem appropriate? Explain.

    I think punishment is a little overkill. I think that score can be treated as 0 point and the give warning. Warning will be recorded so that if there is a lot of warning accumulation, then should be punished strongly at that time.


    4. How is plagiarism regarded in your country's education system? Explain.

    We have a system that catches plagiarism and we process zero points when we detect it.
    We also have sites that buy and sell reports, so sometimes some students try to plagiarism.


    5. What reasons might compel a student to plagiarize? Have you experienced the pressures? Explain.

    Well, English is not my mother language so every time it is hard to write down. If I do plagiarism, the sentence is grammatically perfect and meaningful. Therefore, I often tempted to plagiarize. However,
    I know it's bad behavior and I know I should not do it for my future English ability!


    6. What more can a university do to help students understand the expectations of plagiarism?

    The university must explain the plagiarism in detail when giving assignments to international students. And run a tutoring center and give them an opportunity to correct.

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    1. Good use of vocabulary phrases.

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    2. I totally agree with your opinion about punishment. Some students especially international students make a mistake unintentionally, but the people who make a same mistake for several times should be punished strongly. It is take a time for the people who are not English native speaker to write a essay. When there is no time until the deadline, I may think about to copy someone's work.

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  32. 1. yes, he is copy other person's work, it is mot hos idea, I hope he will change it.
    2. yes , I knew it, it transfer to Chinese is 剽窃. it means copy other people's idea or sentences. it is very bad thing in China.
    3. I think most punishments would be good. it will according to your level about you plagiarism and the affect to punish.
    4. in my school, if you plagiarism, it is a very bad thing. first, your parents will be come in school and knew what do you do, and you will go back home a month. if your plagiarism cause lots of influence, then you will be dropped out your school.
    5. I think when students feel a huge pressure, then they may do this. I am good, I feel some pressure, but not too much.
    6.Do some activity to tell them that is important things.

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