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He is in for some trouble. Plagiarism is not taken lightly. Also, how does he NOT know what plagiarism is? My language arts teachers and English teachers have been hammering that in since elementary school.

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The only problem is that "lesson" could result in expulsion from the college in some serious cases. At the very least, he would fail the paper, and in classes with few grades, he may as well have gotten a poor grade in the course. It's better to let the brother know beforehand and to try and save his grade.

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Actually, Wikipedia was changed. Now you can't edit and change information on it. So everything is true on the site. Given OP's brother should know better than to plagiarize..since he can get kicked out of school for that..

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Teachers can take your essay, and type in certain phrases into Google, so they can check for plagerism, regardless of whether you copy and pasted, or not. My mother-in-law teaches 6th grade, and she uses this to check for plagerism, among other methods.

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Wikipedia is a great place to start, but never use it as a source. The main reason it's hated is because "anyone can edit it" which is true, but if you change something and make it wrong, it will get fixed almost immediately. The problem with that is if you open the page when it's wrong, and you don't refresh it and just take all the information as facts. That's when Wikipedia is wrong. Side note pro tip: click on the links at the bottom of Wikipedia because most of them are reliable r

He is in for some trouble. Plagiarism is not taken lightly. Also, how does he NOT know what plagiarism is? My language arts teachers and English teachers have been hammering that in since elementary school.

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While I agree with you wholeheartedly, maybe he just actually didn't know (or he was joking idk). Everyone has moments where they learn something that's so simple and they should have known all along and your like "wth how did I never know this" but I dunno maybe he just never payed attention. Just Tryin to defend the guy

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My husband was a TA and had an number of students from China blatantly plaigerising (sometimes from Wikipedia). They claimed that all through school, that was how they had always been taught to complete work. Perhaps it was unique to wherever they were from within China. But he encountered this a number of times over the years, with the same response, uniquely from students from China. They genuinely didn't know it wasn't okay.

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Exactly. I'm a grad student with a roommate attending college herself and she actually doesn't know how science operates. She thinks any made up ideas can have evidence to back them up and a scientific theory is, at best, a guess.

I worked in a review group that went over rough drafts for students at my college and was surprised how many people thought things like this, or didn't know basic grammatical rules; such as capitalization.

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