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Another One Bites the Dust.

UD does wonder, as the plagiarism pins keep falling, why people do it. Naive question, ja, but in weighing whether to

1.) ruin your career and humiliate yourself by doing something you really don’t have to do; or

2.) grind the thing out (what do they want? fifty? a hundred pages?) even though you really have to drag your ass to do it, and the result may be an ill-favoured thing, sir, but mine own,

doesn’t it seem obvious you should just grit your teeth and write the fucker?

Because one of the many bad things about plagiarism is that it makes people wonder whether you actually ever had the capacity to write a serious scholarly work of a certain length. Why, after all, did you plagiarize?

None of the answers is good. Cynical ambition. Laziness. Incapacity.

Margaret Soltan, April 12, 2024 3:05PM
Posted in: plagiarism

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  1. University Diaries » ¬†Cynical ambition. Laziness.¬†Incapacity. Says:

    […] this post, where UD lists some of the motives for plagiarism. She forgot an obvious one: money. Expert […]

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