16 Jul 2013 - [Summer Ex 1] 26 commit plagiarism offences in DSE examination
1. What does ‘plagiarism’ mean? Is it a right thing to do?
Plagiarism means someone copies someone else's work or ideas.(Reference: Oxford Dictionaries) It is not a right thing to do.
2. What would you do if you discovered that your best friend copied content from the Internet in their homework / assessment? Would you report them? Why?
I would report them to the respective teacher(s) immediately. It is because it is wrong to copy something from somewhere else in our homework / assessment. We should be responsible on our own homework and assessments but not copying content from other resources. Also, homework and assessments are both good to our studies. If I didn't report my best friend's wrongdoings to the teacher(s), he/she would not know that he/she is wrong and it is bad to his/her own studies too! In order to help my best friend get to the right track, I must report it to the teacher(s).