Plagiarism Rules at American Universities
Plagiarism is a typical and ordinary type of rule or law which is widely used in many social places such as our schools, the headquarter of companies and even in our government. In many universities, this is also a popular and serious one. Let’s take an example of the college that I have just gone – UCI (University of California, Irvine). As far as I know, the students in that college are not supposed and allowed to copy others’ intellectual knowledge. For example, the students couldn’t take others’ homework or project to deal with their own classes. If you do it, you will get an 0 in your current class for the whole quarter. If there is the second time or a serious accident, therefore you will be kicked out. Those information is all stated and posted on the www.uci.edu, and I found them one by one carefully. In my opinion, the clearest difference between Chinese and American universities is the using of the plagiarism. In most of the Chinese universities, the professors and scholars do not care them a lot. Although it won’t affect a lot in China, it is opposite in the US. In the future, I will take an fantastic adventure to the US universities, I definitely will follow these directions and never get into the bad troubles.