1The initial goal of education is providing knowledge
Education is for those who are willing to learn, while learning itself implies honesty, accuracy and clarity of thoughts and intentions. This is where plagiarizing can become a real issue.
2Plagiarism as a dishonest appropriation of intellectual property
Plagiarism is considered to be dishonest appropriation of someone else's thoughts and ideas. It can easily sabotage your studying process and question the validity of your knowledge already gained in academic circles.
3Why to study?
So what is the purpose of studying if you don't really study but simply make use of someone else's ideas? It turns out to be a mere rewriting of already existing facts, doesn't it?
4Generate your own thoughts based on research
Common knowledge including various scientific theories and accomplished discoveries can be used for conducting your own research. However, any part of those literary achievements inserted into your own paper should be properly cited and referenced.