How to Plagiarize: Two Easy Ways

"Pretty is as pretty does" applies to plagiarism. No matter how pretty it looks, beware!
"Pretty is as pretty does" applies to plagiarism. No matter how pretty it looks, beware! | Source

Understand Plagiarization Before You Begin


Reading through the hubs related to the plagiarizing epidemic is food for thought. The comments can be either be frightening or enlightening.

Some of the posts offer helpful information. Others simply but justifiably express anger about the issue. Responses are both individual and shared by everyone.

Poems and paragraphs and all the other interesting side dishes that come with the fare first made me think that I did not have anything new to bring to the table.

Then it occurred to me that what we actually need is a handbook for plagiarists--a guide for those who plan to enter the world of plagiarism.


A plagiarist just fades away...
A plagiarist just fades away... | Source

If You are Going to Plagiarize be Sure You Know How


First, make sure you can spell and define what you want to be so when you learn how to plagiarize you will be able to speak and write about it knowledgeably. The word plagiary is rooted in the term kidnap. That should tell you all you need to know about what it means.

The spellings take a little thought, but if you keep a list handy you can refer to it. There's plagiary, plagiarist, plagiarer (one of the disputed usages), plagiarism, and plagiarization (a disputed spelling, plagiarisation being an alternative, but which is also a disputed usage).

More to the point of your goal, however, is that you need to know how to plagiarize if you are going to become a plagiarist. The good news is that you can learn how easy it is to tuck into the whole business.

It is a fairly brainless activity that nearly anyone can perform. Since there are evidently plenty of examples to follow I’ll just give a quick outline of two simple methods:

• The most straightforward method is to merely copy and paste a hub from someones else’s post into your own account. Some systems allow you to use the drag ‘n drop method. In just a few clicks you will have a new hub that you can say is your very own.

• The next best way you can get a new hub for your own use is to follow the directions for the first method, but then change a few of the text’s words in an effort to fool everyone, which is the main goal of a plagiarist.

Plagiarizing is not complicated. You can do it.

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Becoming a plagiarist will change the definition of who you are since currently you are not a plagiarist.

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Think Before You Plagiarize!

Smell the roses before you plagiarize.  You don't need the thorns that come with being a plagiarist!
Smell the roses before you plagiarize. You don't need the thorns that come with being a plagiarist! | Source

Important Tips for Those Contemplating Plagiary


If you are going to be a plagiarist you will want to give serious consideration to the following tips and keep them in mind:

Considering becoming a plagiarist means you are contemplating destroying any semblance of integrity you have gained in life.

Becoming a plagiarist changes the definition of who you are.

Plagiarizing is a useless exercise in futility for the lazy.

Once your plagiarism is discovered, you are on every level in a nasty predicament.

Plagiary is not legal, but worse than that, it is immoral, it is base, and it is ignoble.

Plagiarization turns someone who is already a borderline malefactor into a full-fledged miscreant.

Once labeled as a plagiarist you will have no respect or trust from peers and publishers.

Once you are caught in even one act of plagiary all of your work is suspect.

• As with other criminal activity, once the plagiarism is out in the open for everyone to see you will have a nagging voice in your head asking how many people know the truth about you.

If You have Tips for Plagiarists Feel Free to Leave them in the Comments Below

However, as a commenter you may not lower yourself to the level of a plagiarist with any expectation that your comment will be approved. You may be funny or you may be serious, but comments should be mature, raising the bar for all writers.

Your comment’s language and concepts need to be of a high nature, far above the thinking of shifty-eyed pickpockets, shiftless sneak-thieves, shirking plagiarists, and other common criminals. Though it may seem presumptuous of me, thank you ahead of time for your submissions.


Although I hope for your own sake that you wake up and smell the roses before proceeding with your plan, if you are still considering taking up plagiary be sure to read through the comments below from other readers for more tips that will help you prepare for your new venture.

If you are smart enough to reconsider plans to plagiarize, there is good practical information on copyright issues right here on HubPages. Take a look at a few more hubs and the learning center to get help in making the right decision, then check out some how to write resources and enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done!

Working at writing, learning to refine your writing, and honestly being able to claim a good piece as your own is very fulfilling. It also has the potential to give you long-term profits. It's worth it--just ask anyone who legitimately works on their writing.


Your Business Won't be Sustained by this Method

One design for a plagiarizer's business card.
One design for a plagiarizer's business card. | Source

Studies on Plagiarism:


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A guide to ethical writing is useful.

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More Tips For Plagiarists: 36 comments

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diamond1mo 4 years ago from Arizona

Good article. Totally caught by surprise. I was prepared to shoot down the tips on how instructors with high expectation can always catch you- and instructors don't have to prove it- just suspect it.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

diamond1mo:

Thanks!

That is true in the classroom. My main focus is actually rather centered on HP, but reading up on how it is handled in the classroom has been interesting.

Thanks for jumping in on this one!


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut

LOL Great Hub, but you forgot to add that a plagiarist must change the name of the author on the hub to their own name so that it isn't quite so obvious that they took someone else's writing.....


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

cherylone:

Awwww--I was going to keep that one a secret! ;-)

Thanks for stopping in and letting me know you enjoyed learning how to plagiarize.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

This reminds me of the speech I make the first day of class to students on essay writing. Sadly, many do exactly what you wrote, they simply change the words around and then tack on their name. Thanks for being our voice on this matter.


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