it's what most ignorant students especially middle schoolers like to do. it is the act of copying someone else's own hard work from the internet, a book, a novel, an essay, a research paper, etc. and claiming it's your own work. it is academic dishonesty or in other words academic fraud. the consequences to this kind of act if caught are getting a zero or failing grade, getting suspended or worse expulsion. so don't do it because everyone should know it's dishonest and it's not your work. things could be worse if caught, doing this kind of action can cost your chances getting into a good college or university and this can also cost you a job in the future.
brenda: hey victoria!
victoria: hey mom!
brenda: how was school today?
victoria: it was really good i got a a- on my in class essay.
brenda: well good for you! speaking of which, today i was looking at my students essays they submitted atturnitin.com and one of my student's essays came up as 76% plagiarized, therefore this student received a zero.
victoria: sucks for them! that's why i always never resort to plagiarism at any time.
brenda: good because if i find out you ever cheat in school i'm going to request your grade to your teacher as a zero.
victoria: well you don't have to worry about that.