- a faked reputation of cheaters
- a reputation loss
- a weaker immune system
- author’s demotivation
- spoon-fed iteration
- monetary theft from the author
- a weakened educational community
- atrophy of creative thinking
- atrophy of critical thinking
- a cheater’s disreputation
- distortion of moral
- deterioration of human spirit
- broken trust between teachers and students
The ugly truth of life is most students hate academic writing, and many will stop at nothing to escape it. They get into plagiarism knowingly and voluntarily, even at risk of expulsion: they use paraphrase wrong or ask someone to write an essay for them, and they can hardly size up the problem at full breath.
Duplicated essays, poor grades, catching red-handed, and expulsions are far from all consequences students might face because of plagiarism. Effects of such action are way more dystopian.
We asked professors, educators, and instructors to share the most unobvious consequences of plagiarism in academia. That’s what they’ve told us.