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Top Business School Rejects Applicants For Essay Plagiarism!

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Top Business School Rejects Applicants For Essay Plagiarism! [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2012, 11:19
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Hi Everyone,

If you have not heard about this recent story regarding UCLA Anderson School of Management's decision to reject applicants recently due to admissions essay plagiarism, you should read up! The Anderson School now checks essay content using anti-plagiarism software from Turnitin, which can check essay content with text in an extensive archive of written work. You can expect that many other business schools will follow suit.

We all know that MBA admissions is highly competitive and that outstanding essays are a key part of an effort to gain admission to the top business schools, many of which admit only 15% of all applicants. But, don't be tempted to plagiarize! Also, if you are using an admissions consultant, make sure that YOU write your essays, not the consultant. You don't want to question where the content came from.

I agree with Anderson: plagiarism is wholly unacceptable. Indeed, when I was a professor at Harvard, I had a student kicked out of graduate school for turning in a plagiarized paper to me. I have zero tolerance for such matters, and I affirm any graduate school that also has a zero tolerance policy.

Happily, it is believed that only 1-2% of applicants to business school might be plagiarizing content for their essays. But if you are found by a business school to be in that number, you will not likely have another viable shot for admission to the particular business school in question. Business schools take your ethics seriously, and one particular weakness most candidates cannot work around when applying to a top business school is a disciplinary mark on their record for cheating or plagiarizing. A business school does not want to think that in a few years they will open the Wall St. Journal to read that one of their graduates was caught for some egregious business scandal. That is damaging to their brand. They will seek instead to weed out any candidate they think has questionable ethics. So, take care as you compose your MBA admissions essays: don't plagiarize! If you use someone else's words, like a quote, use quotation marks and attribute the words to the relevant person.

Here is the link below to the article about this:

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-plagiarism-20120129,0,2954802.story

Good luck in your admissions process!

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Re: Top Business School Rejects Applicants For Essay Plagiarism! [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2012, 11:18
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Re: Top Business School Rejects Applicants For Essay Plagiarism! [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2012, 02:43
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Re: Top Business School Rejects Applicants For Essay Plagiarism! [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2012, 09:14
This should be a lesson to EVERYONE out there.

1) More schools will be checking for plagiarism
2) Use a reputable consulting company if you seek help on your essays. They will not write your essays, only push you in the right direction.
3) Anyone that claims they will write your essay, do NOT use them.
4) Don't plagiarize - you won't get into your schools and you might be blacklisted from all the schools of your choice. Especially if they share info.

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Re: Top Business School Rejects Applicants For Essay Plagiarism! [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 08:07
This is a great post. A colleague of mine who worked on the Wharton admissions committee says that he could recognize "canned" applications from some of the admissions "consulting" companies in his (non-English speaking) country.

The New York Times test applies to business school applications. If you'd be embarrassed by anything on (or about) your application if it found its way to the New York Times, then don't write it. Beyond the ethical question, the truth will out, and it can crash and burn your career.

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Re: Top Business School Rejects Applicants For Essay Plagiarism!   [#permalink] 17 Apr 2012, 08:07
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