There are many reasons why students sometimes commit plagiarism in their college work. Sometimes plagiarism is intentional, sometimes unintentional.
Sometimes, students lack knowledge about the research and writing process, including the following:
Sometimes, students to not allow enough time for the research and writing process, and end up taking shortcuts, such as:
Sometimes, students have misconceptions about intellectual property, such as:
Students must be wise and diligent as they undertake the writing process, in order to avoid plagiarism. It is important to understand both what plagiarism is, and how to avoid it. The tutorials linked below can assist students in both endeavors.