Students in Utah are being taught about plagiarism -- what it is, how to avoid it and the consequences of doing it -- as early as third grade. However, teachers say that does not stop plagiarism from appearing in students' work, especially given the increased ease of finding other people's work online. While teachers work to combat plagiarism, columnist Peg McEntee writes that the reasons for plagiarism may include laziness, procrastination and students' fear of looking stupid.

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