Should Educators Use Commercial Services to Combat
Some educators suggest that concern with plagiarism should be more about teaching students to appreciate the development of knowledge, acknowledge intellectual contributions of other scholars, and represent the process of building on existing knowledge in academic writing and less about violating rules and copyright laws (Howard, 2003). Author Rebecca Moore Howard feels educators should not use services that detect plagiarism. She feels teaching students how to research projects and how to write research papers give them a clearer idea of how to research, paraphrase, write and cite their work, thou using plagiarism.Many educators feel there is a great disconnect that is growing in the Internet age. They also feel copyright, intellectual property and originality are under attack in the exchange of online information. In surveys from 2006 to 2010 by Donald L.
McCabe, a co-founder of the Center for Academic Integrity and a business professor at Rutgers University, concluded about 40 percent of 14,000 undergraduates admitted to copying a few sentences in written assignments (Gabriel, 2010).Authors like John Barrier believes that services like Turning (services that detect plagiarism) should be employed and the student should be punished accordingly. References Howard, R. M. (2003)