The Plagiarism Epidemic Essay

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In the blog The Plagiarism Epidemic by Karen Bojar, she talks about how the internet has made it very easy for students to cheat. Karen Bojar is a retired school teacher, and she considers herself old school. She was a teacher at a community college in Philadelphia. According to Bojar the educational system has failed many students and there is no way to “make up for miseducation.” Bojar feels she should not have to be a cop. Many teachers do not like “catching plagiarists and bringing them to academic justice.” As she states, it is not hard to just cite the author that originally had the information you are using (Bojar). Plagiarism is becoming a big problem in the school system. Many students do not understand what needs to be cited and what does not. The school system should teach students the proper way to cite, and they should teach them that copy and pasting is not writing a paper. According Bojar to students at the community college have a hard time juggling classes along with his or her family and a job. Many students want teachers to teach and mentor them along with hold them to a standard (Bojar). Students are becoming lazy and waiting till the last minute. They will go to the internet and find other peoples information and call it theirs. They will begin to copy and paste without giving the author credit for having the idea first. In Karen Bojar’s blog she has a reference to students paying for original essays. They can go to an online company and this company generates an essay for the student by the specific instructions given by the student. The company generates tens of thousands of dollars a month just by writing essays for cheating students (Bojar). This makes cheating so easy. This is because each essay is a custom generated essay. The essays are undetectable on the websites that try and catch cheating. The internet is

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