Top 8 Most Plagiarized Sites

Plagiarization is CheatingEven the most honorable student has contemplated taking a shortcut when stressing over term papers and overall work loads.  While most do not opt for this easy (if immoral) option, there are those that succumb to the pressure.  Well beware!  Educators are getting wise to the online sites used by cheaters to plagiarize content included in their school assignments.  Using new online technologies like the plagiarism detector software from www.turnitin.com, instructors are able to scan students’ term papers and learn if any or all of it has been “lifted” from other websites.  The top 8 most frequently revealed sites for cheaters to “borrow” from are:

1) Wikipedia.com

2) Yahoo! Answers

3) Answers.com

4) Slideshare.com

5) OPPapers.com (Other People’s Papers)

6) Scribd.com

7) Coursehero.com

8)  Medilibrary.com

Of course, some of these, like Wikipedia are simply reference sites.  While others like OPPapers.com are designed specifically to sell content to cheaters.  Whether you clip a sentence, a paragraph or an entire term paper, it is still plagiarism and it is still wrong.  Think twice before stealing copy.  After all, you’re only cheating yourself out of learning what you have invested time and money into studying.

One Response to “Top 8 Most Plagiarized Sites”

  1. Glad to see profs catching up with technology. Faculty seems to always complain about ghostwriters and plagiarism, but in reality they can use technology much more accurately and can crack down on plagiarism much more effectively than years ago when all you had to do was steal from a hard copy book. I will blog about this later, thanks for sharing. Get into Medical School

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