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Basically, don't, whatever you do, be tempted to plagerise material for your thesis!!! Even the great and the good can fall!!! :-)
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A couple more - firstly more topical.
Gadaffi(duck)'s son apparently may have used used a Ghost Writer!!! (Hope the situation gets sorted out quickly out there by the way.)
Also, the Germans seem to be doing well on the subject of cheating (and poisoning).
Note the above links are to stories already published and in the public domain (posted more to bring a smile to people's faces). No-one should post up anything unsubstantiated in response (i.e. liable, litigation, etc.), though the odd urban legend should do no harm!!!
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The cut-and-paste mentaility certianly makes it temptingly easy to plagerise but academics are fighting back with increasingly complex software that can scan documents for evidence of copied material. You can base your work on somebody else's, as long as you don't copy their sentances, ay least demonstrte that you have put at least some thought into it!
Plagiarism is actually more widespread than I originally thought. It's not just students that are guilty of doing it. I've actually come across journal articles (particularly reviews) and even a couple of books that have evidence of plagiarism. I suppose that when you do become expert in a topic, know about 'all' the sources, you can spot it.
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