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Monday, November 17, 2014

Content 5 - Academic Issue

Plagiarism or fair use?

Haa.. as a student, you will always hear this from your lecturer. HAHA!! This term is for warning or advise for the student who are studying and finishing their assignment.

Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's own original work. this is actually so wrong for the student who use this way in finishing their work.

Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders.

When I do my assignment, i always avoid from being a plagiarizer because it can cause a bad sequence for me. I tried to do it by myself used the experienced as a TESL student and search the reference from the other sources. That is the way how am i doing the assignment. And, Alhamdulillah, i never caught as a plagiarizer from lecturer. 

#But as a student, we should know the 'fair use'  and 'Plagiarism' words and ought to understand the different of plagiarism and fair use.

Totally different right? Choose the better one for the better future.. :)


The technologies were used nowadays in teaching method. It is happened in KPTMKL. It is because the lecturer and student keep using the technologies as the medium to keep in touch. 

For example the technologies were wide used by lecturer and student is Whatsapp. it is easy to get and contact the student or lecturer since today is the digital native's days. Some of the lecturer used Facebook as the medium cause it is easy since most of the student has the facebook account.

Plus, KPTM KL provide a web site which is known as OLES and CMS. All the notes uploaded by lecturer to the student using the OLES site. on the other hands, the CMS is for the College management about the student fee, result and other thing that contain the information about the student itself.

REFERENCES - Best Practices for Ensuring Originality in Written Work,. (2015). What is Plagiarism?. Found in 20 June 2015, from

U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index. Office Fair use. (June 2015). Found in :