Master’s theses written by students under duress are a subject of many controversies. Plagiarism is in other words, assigning to yourself the content of a work whose author is another person. This concept applies to both written content, such as a book, poem, song content, newsletter, poster and others, but also to images, photos, music, etc.
Master’s theses are generally a translation of the words of many authors, taken from many different publications, both books and scientific. It should be remembered that even a single sentence used in an unchanged form may become the author’s claim, and the university will be caught in the anti-plagiarism program. There are students who erroneously assume that internet content is public domain, which is not true.
Master’s theses and plagiarism. Conclusions.
Master’s theses, the content of which is taken from the network, have little scientific value and are sometimes rejected by the promoters. Both in the case of the Internet, as well as books, articles, newspapers, etc., please provide the name and surname of the author, the title of the work and the publication along with the year of publication. Also in the case of quoting the text of the author, it should be appropriately marked in the text and labeled the source, because otherwise it will be an obvious plagiarism. Master’s theses must be original, though based on the literature of the subject, but written in their own language. Rewriting a word-for-word book is the best way to let our work be considered plagiarism. If we rewrite the texts from the most classic books, plagiarism will be very easy to prove.
Catching on plagiarism is certainly a very bad thing.
Unfortunately, many students are often caught by their promoters on such dishonesty. Writing a master’s thesis should be associated with passion. Master’s thesis should also be correlated with our professional plans. If we are interested in the topic, then we will be more interested in exploring it. If we combine it with the possibilities of cashing out our knowledge – the bigger our motivation. History shows that achieving professional success is not conditional upon graduation.