Originally published on April 6, 2017 in the Berkeley Beacon newspaper and on BerkeleyBeacon.com.
WORDS: Mia Zarrella
If copying is “the greatest form of flattery,” then stealing is the greatest form of self-improvement.
In math, science, art, and writing, plagiarizing is a punishable offense. Yet, there are no rules regarding plagiarizing style. It’s anarchy. Anybody can take your look. There is a commendable way to copy somebody and then there’s the shoddy way to do it.