Plagiarism is become our research topic which is among students at University Malaysia Pahang. Our research is more focus on causes and ways to prevent plagiarism. This chapter included background, research objectives, research questions and definition of term regarding to the plagiarism at University Malaysia Pahang.

1.1 Background

People nowadays think that plagiarism are just copying others' work, or borrowing someone else original ideas. But terms like "copying" and borrowing" can disguise the seriousness of the offense. In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else work and lying about it afterward.

UMP (focus on BCN student) have a famous culture which is a plagiarism among students. It happens because most of students want a shortcut to succeed even though they knew it was wrong. Most students do not realize that the real knowledge is more important than high marks in examinations.

This study will find out how to reduce the culture of plagiarism among students. This report will describe a reason and a way to prevent the plagiarism.

1.2 Research objective

The research objectives of the study are to identify the causes and ways to prevent plagiarism which is included:
  • To identify the causes of plagiarism among student in education at UMP.
  • To identify way to prevent plagiarism.

1.3 Research question

This research questions is about outcome of the study. It will show the overall opinions from the students about plagiarism in UMP.
  • What are the causes of plagiarism among UMP students?
  • What are the ways to prevent plagiarism?

1.4 Definition of terms

Plagiarism means to steal and getting ideas or sharing works with someone else. It has many aspects such as causes of plagiarism, ways to prevent plagiarism. For example teaching about plagiarism, show example of plagiarism and assign due dates for student assignment (ref?)