Compare And Contrast Two Plagiarism

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Two Plagiarism Policies’ Comparison
Acquiring acknowledge and creating your own thoughts is a complex process that most students face in college or university. Nowadays, in North America, plagiarism is a serious topic in academic life. Why? Because of two reasons: ignorance and immense information on the Internet that causes students think it is an easy way to accomplish any writing task, however, hardly they concern about the concept “plagiarism”. But what is plagiarism? Plagiarism is when you take words, ideas, or whole works from others without giving him or her credit for it, ultimately marking them as your own. For example, plagiarism would be if one student writes that moon landing was “… one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”
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Furthermore, academic institutions have stated plagiarism as a grave academic offense. In fact, universities and colleges such as George Brown College (GBC) and Harvard University (HU) have developed plagiarism policies to make students aware about its consequences. Even though both policies can explain what can be considered as plagiarism and provide tips how to avoid it, these policies may have different approaches about what would be a suitable sanction for plagiarism. As we will see, Harvard University policy has more severe consequences for students found guilty of plagiarism than George Brown College.
First, George Brown College has a short and clear plagiarism policy, although, they have a Student Code of Conduct and Discipline (SCCD), which has more detailed information about it. According to the section 4 Academic Integrity of the SCCD, plagiarism is an “act of
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To be specific, in the section 4.2 of the SCCD of GBC mentions that “The minimal consequence a plagiarized… any evaluated material will be a grade of zero on that material” and according to the section 5.1, the procedure in case of suspicion of plagiarism is that the professor has to inform to the student giving her or him the reasons and later, give the student an opportunity to clarify the act. If not, the student will receive a grade of zero and one Academic Discipline Report will be send to the Director’s program. On the other hand, HU has more severe consequence as their policy points out that “Sanctions may include an RQ grade… and suspension for 1 academic year… intentionally or unintentionally plagiarize… first offense…or draft.”(…). Aldo, HU has a rigid procedure which implies the sending of the suspected assignment to the dean of students in order to ensure a fair process before the Administrative Board analyzes the case and make a decision about it. As seen above, it seems that private universities have more rigorous plagiarism policies than public

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