ble definition, originality seems to be an idea that is unachievable by man since from birth, everyone is influenced in different ways and to varying degrees in terms of thoughts and actions by the immediate environment, which precedes the actions of all the individuals.
Originality does not necessarily imply that a person must invent or come up with new discoveries since inventions and discoveries are rare occurrences (Santrock & Halonen, 2007). Originality simply implies that one has to do something different from what other people have done in the past. Coming up with original work involves driving a concept or a theory forward through incremental amounts and then letting other researchers who come later continue from where the research reached. Nevertheless, coming up with an idea in one area that is similar to an idea that was developed in a different area cannot be considered as originality.
Therefore, originality is a fundamental objective quality of an aspect that us different from the conventional and pre-established forms while having no form of bearing on the value of something. It also does not play any role in the determination of other attributes that may be more objective such as authenticity. The state of originality can only be achieved once but may be applied to the same individual or work recurrently except if it is being compared to previous of later versions of itself where in this situation, the one that was created first becomes the original. In this context, it is important that students do their own work to avoid cases of plagiarism, which entails taking somebody’s work and presenting it as your own in order to get credit from it. If plagiarism is discovered, the student might lose all the marks depending on the universities regulations. Furthermore, directly presenting the work done by a different person has no academic value to the student as this means the student has not taken time to understand the underlying concepts.
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