Why not try to deceive plagiarism-detection software?
Anti-plagiarism software is getting better and better
Some people have tried to outsmart plagiarism-detection software in increasingly creative ways. Compilatio software is constantly improving to deal with cheaters. Indeed, the software is able to identify various methods of cheating, which can be detected directly. For example, Compilatio detects white letters between words. Additionally, the software identifies Latin characters that have been substituted with Cyrillic or Greek characters. For example, the letters: c, p, y, a, e, o.
Plagiarism is a violation of law
In addition, let's not forget that plagiarism is punishable. There are several potential punishments, such as being banned from taking an exam for 5 years (including a driver's license test!). The institution may decide to temporarily suspend or even expel the student. This is in addition to revoking their diploma or making them pay fines or compensation for damages, etc.
Trying to trick similarity-detection software takes time and causes a lot of stress for students who hope their plagiarism will go unnoticed. What if citing your sources took less time and was safer and more rewarding?
Citations that follow standards: much appreciated by graders
Why do I have to cite authors?
Firstly, when you cite your sources, this attests to honest behaviour, i.e. having integrity in your work and respect for others' work. Furthermore, referencing sources promotes original work by agreeing to share knowledge and opinions. It also helps contribute to research by enabling the reader to track down each person's work. Finally, correct citations are evidence of high-quality work. All these reasons underscore the importance of being a responsible steward of your work, which is required by graders and will help you avoid disciplinary action for plagiarism.