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Architecture Research Guide: Plagiarism

This guide will help you with your architectural research

National Space Centre-Leicester, England

The National Space Centre, situated on the banks of the River Soar in Leicester, is scheduled to open on June 30, 2001. Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, who also designed the Eden Project in Cornwall, won the competition to design the Space Centre in 1996.

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What is Plagiarism?

Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work, or borrowing someone else's original ideas. But terms like "copying" and "borrowing" can disguise the seriousness of the offense:

According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "plagiarize" means:

  • to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
  • to use (another's production) without crediting the source
  • to commit literary theft
  • to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.

In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward.

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How to Find Plagiarism?

Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to engage students in the writing process, provide personalized feedback, and assess student progress over time. For detailed information click here.

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iThenticate is the tool for researchers and professional writers to check their original works for potential plagiarism. With an easy to use submission process that checks for similarity against the world’s top published works, researchers and institutions can feel confident that their academic reputation will be protected.