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Question: A friend of one of my classmates got into big trouble for using someone else's writing in one of his assignments. Why is this such a big deal?

Answer: The unauthorized use of other people's work is heavily frowned upon in schools, especially in college. The problem has gotten worse due to the vast amount of information available on the Internet. It's getting harder to prove plagiarism. The penalties are getting more severe, though.

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