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Plagiarism spoiling student's creative approach: Experts.

ISLAMABAD -- Researchers and academic experts on Monday sensitized students on avoiding plagiarism in academic writing for M.Phil and PhD scholars saying that plagiarism was spoiling students' creative approach.

Addressing a workshop on plagiarism organized by Fatima Jinnah University, Rawalpindi, Professor Dr Zafar Iqbal said that plagiarism can be in several forms including copying someone else's words and presenting them as one's own credit or copying some one else's ideas and presenting them one's own wording without giving appropriate credit to the actual author.

Assistant Professor International Islamic University Dr Rooh-ul-Amin said that use of technology in plagiarism has been increase manifold, and the trend has been changed due to the internet technology as now the access to the information is immediate.

Professor Khurram Iqbal from National Defense University said 'We must avoid plagiarism in academic writing'.

He stressed the need to inform the students about types of plagiarism and academic integrity and guide them about writing research papers.

He also called for adopting zero tolerance policy regarding plagiarism as it is crime by law.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 13, 2018
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