Understanding Plagiarism and following Ethical Academic Writing Practices

Understanding Plagiarism and following Ethical Academic Writing Practices

27th August 2020

27th August 2020: The magic of communication, undoubtedly one of the most vital skill necessary for students when they enter their college lives. Another inspiring and highly informative session was conducted by Dr. Anil Singhal on the importance and acceptance of ethical academic writing practices and how even the slightest mistake can raise a question on an individual’s work and legitimacy.

Dr. Anil Singhal started the session by explaining the participants true meaning of Plagiarism by giving real-life and relatable examples. The session was conducted via a presentation prepared by Dr. Singhal on plagiarism, its types, how to avoid it and what can be the dire consequences of such unethical practice. He stressed a lot on acknowledging someone’s work if you use it in your own and giving the right credits to the right person. He termed the word plagiarism as ‘Academic Theft’ and encouraged the students to not get involved in such practices to maintain the legitimacy and authenticity of their work.

Towards the end Dr. Singhal also gave a brief on the Intellectual Property Rights and how the terms Trademark, Copyright and Patent play a role in cases of plagiarism. Ending the session by letting the participants know some referencing styles that can be used in cases of research, he also suggested resources for improved and engaging academic writing.

----- By Lakshita Kandpal, BA(JMC), V semester