Personal feelings of free term papersSo I’am working on a term paper, researching on the ever resourcful internet. I stumble upong a site that offers my term paper already written, including resources. Well sure why not I say as I copy, paste, print and take off for a unexpected free three hours with my friends. The next morning I slide my paper to my teacher and sit back through the rest of the week. When the class papers are returned I smile at the A+. So what’s wrong with that. Someone else wrote my paper, so? I at least read the words they offered. That was a year ago, when I got my first taste of plagerism. Just like anything else nowadays I was addicted by the second 12 page report due in English. During those glorious homework free months I turned in over 16 paper I never typed. It wasn’t until my Geology class that I realized what I was doing was wrong. I wanted so bad to impress my teacher, I wanted so much to get a B, I worked harder than ever and actually included a hand drawn diagram traced from my computer screen. Needless to say my teacher caught on and returned my paper with a huge D-, just for my effort. I never realized what not only was i cheating myself, but I was breaking the law. The moment my name was on those title pages- I comitted a crime. Nowadays I look at free papers as other tools for reaserch and few good sentences.
July 05, 2010 09:26 PM