Plagiarism is taking other’s ideas or work as one’s own. It can happen easily, if one does not pay attention on it. There are several ways of plagiarism, such as copying words or ideas from others without giving credits, putting a quotes without a quotation mark, cite incorrectly, etc. Plagiarism is a serious problem, which can led to different extend of consequences depends on one’s seriousness of plagiarism. Also, different country has its own rules and attitudes toward plagiarism.
In the United States, plagiarism considers is a very significant issue, and one will get punished in different level depends on ones’s situation. In school, if one plagiarizes other’s work, he or she will go to the honor council and his or her parents will get an email from school. However, if the person repeats plagiarizing for several times, he or she may get suspension. In addition, in order to prevents students from copying other’s work, schools use apps, like turnitin.com to check student’s work. In real life, plagiarism is also something needs to pay attention on, that one need to receive other’s permission in order to use their videos, musics or images.
In China, the attitude and the seriousness toward plagiarism is very different, that it is much looser than rules in the United States. In school, if one plagiarizes, the person will need to rewrite the essay or gets a zero on it, and his or her parents will be informed about it. However, the person will not need to go to the honor council, nor need to get suspension or expelled. In real life, the management of plagiarism is really loose, that one can use other’s videos, musics and images without permission. Since China is still developing, the awareness of plagiarism still need to improve.
Plagiarism is a practice that shows disrespect to the author, who pays effort on his or her works and ideas. Therefore, people must cite their works properly and give the author full credits. Compare to China, the United States does a really good job on plagiarism. On the other side, China, as a county that becomes more and more powerful and developed, still need to work on the problem of plagiarism. China could also study the methods that the United States uses and develop its own rules of plagiarism.