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Plagiarism: Two Perspectives

All essays at ESLBEE.COM are by university students who have given written permission for their work to be published in this site. If you copy/paste an essay and turn it in as your own, it is a very serious academic offence.

The penalties for plagiarism in most universities are very high. From a policy perspective, almost certainly the first incident of plagiarism will get written into the student's permanent record, and a second offence will get a student expelled. From a personal perspective, when your teacher discovers plagiarism (and they almost always do), it not only affects the grade on an essay, but the school's policies once set in motion are always very embarrassing.

From a different perspective, the University of California at Berkeley shows how good documentation makes you look better. They say "Citations allow readers to further explore your sources, show the depth and scope of your research, and add credibility to your work" UC Berkeley.

The reasons to avoid plagiarism are extremely persuasive. Instead of plagiarizing, read widely to see how other writers write, and then take the steps necessary do develop your own writing voice.

Causes of Anorexia

AnorexiaHave you ever felt afraid of gaining weight? If the answer is affirmative, just be careful. Sometimes wishing to have a perfect body can be dangerous. Desires like those could be the origin to a very well known disease called anorexia which is an eating disorder characterized by low body weight and fear of becoming fat. Even when anorexia is linked to a physical condition, the real causes of anorexia are related to an individual’s emotionality. The purpose of this essay is to discuss the main causes of anorexia which are worthless personal feelings, stressful events in life, and cultural influence of the country where the person is living.

The first cause of anorexia and, in my opinion, the most important is a worthless personal feeling. A person who has a low self-esteem usually feels useless and valueless, despite achievements in his life, and he doesn’t like the way he looks. These feelings cause the individual to feel rejection and an alleged pressure from the society. As a consequence, an anorexic person is always looking for the perfection.

The second and an important cause of Anorexia is the existence of stressful events in life. It is usually that you feel stressed and worried when you are working under pressure, or it is common that you suffer nervousness as a consequence of experience life changes. These situations begin to affect your schedule and you stop doing some vital activities to stay healthy. In the case of anorexia, a person begins to stop eating in the right times or even stop eating.

The third and final cause of anorexia is the cultural influence of the country where the person is living. It is very common that some societies consider that the ideal beauty is based in extreme thinness. Nowadays, this idea has caused thousands of women and men to go on starvation diets or use products that supposedly make them lose weight in few days. The use of these products is originated just by the idea of body perfection.

As you can see, the causes of anorexia which are worthless personal feelings, stressful events in life, and cultural influence of the country where the person is living, are situations that can look normal, but that can have deathly consequences.