An article in Macleans explains that plagiarism is easy to commit, easy to detect, and carries serious consequences for college students. “Usually it’s because they are not aware of correct citation practices so they don’t include quotation marks, they don’t cite their sources correctly,” says University of Western Ontario Ombuds Adrienne Clarke. The article recommends that students accused of plagiarism contact their university Ombuds office for help. (Macleans OnCampus.)
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