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Secondly, plagiarism plays a role in developing students who believe in dishonesty, fraud, and short-cuts in life. These students end up becoming a menace to the society since they will try to apply their illegal ways of attaining success in real life which might be difficult.
Also, plagiarism reduces the integrity and worth of education. Since students tend to rely on copying and pasting, they fail to grasp the relevant content that can be useful in their carriers, thus end up becoming graduates who are half-baked and cannot tackle the real issues of the society (Gasparyan et al., 2017). It results in fake professionals who do not understand what they do. This is dangerous to the community because it might lead to mistakes that can cause several adverse implications.The practice of plagiarism is also a threat to new knowledge and research. It makes students and researchers depend only on what has already been done, thus preventing them from coming up with new ideas and perceptions regarding particular issues in the society. As such, it leads to a significant knowledge gap in the education system. Glendinning (2014) stated that education is enhanced through continuous research of new knowledge, but if students rely on other people’s work, then knowledge will come into a standstill and we might not be able to solve some of the emerging problems with education. Having noted the causes as well as the implications of plagiarism, it is worth considering how this particular issue can be handled. Several researchers have suggested various approaches that can be adapted to prevent higher education from sinking into the grave of plagiarism. According to Stuart (2016), plagiarism can be reduced through the development of detection software which produces similarity reports of the student’s essays and research papers. Turnitin is well recognized as the most widely used software by many universities in detecting copying and pasting among university students. This software allows students escape internet plagiarism since it calculates the originality and unoriginal work. As such, most university departments have embraced this approach to root out plagiarism. Through this software, students can be prevented from copying other peoples’ work and enhance originality in their work.Another way the problem of plagiarism can be fixed is through addressing the issue of de-plagiarism. Although many universities have succeeded in detecting plagiarism, a lot needs to be done.  Current studies point out that pre-internet plagiarism has been widespread, it was never noticed. Plagiarism has been there for a long time, but the internet has intensified this problem among students. As such, students can adopt strategies of copying and paste through changing few phrases and words. This is referred as de-plagiarism, and it is still plagiarism even if it beats Turnitin. All these processes result in education dishonesty and lower the spirit of the academic endeavor. Therefore, in as much as universities try to fight plagiarism with the help of Turnitin software, de-plagiarism should also be checked out.