Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic of Academic Plagiarism following the outline given below in Chinese. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
Nowadays, the problem of academic plagiarism becomes more and more serious. In order to earn academic titles, some teachers plagiarize others’ academic papers; in order to graduate smoothly, some college students plagiarize others’ graduation papers. Everything has its reasons; academic plagiarism is no exception.
First, college authorities put too much emphasis on papers while conferring academic titles and graduating students. Second, modern technology makes it unprecedentedly easy to get information and materials. Some plagiarists who are morally corrupt can’t resist the temptation and decide to take risks. Third, the system of censorship and penalty are far from being strict, encouraging plagiarism to some extent.
Plagiarism causes many bad results. On the one hand, plagiarism infringes original writers’ right and it is unfair for teachers and students who don’t plagiarize. On the other hand, plagiarism may spread negative thoughts which in the end will ruin colleges’ fame. Therefore, I suggest college authorities should not regard papers as the only criterion for evaluating teachers and students. Besides, much stricter system of censorship and penalty should be applied.