What is Plagiarism and How can it be Prevented?

downloadPlagiarizing documents has become quite common in academic organizations. Many students use others’ works and submit them as their own. Sometimes, they do it intentionally, while other times they are unaware that they are doing so. Many students plagiarize because they are too lazy to spend the time necessary doing their assignments. What is plagiarism? Plagiarism is using someone else’s ideas, research, language or writing. Plagiarism is a serious academic offence. If found out, students can be expelled from school. The age of technology has made plagiarism extremely easy for students. This essay concentrates on the prevention of plagiarism. Continue reading

Opinion on Parapsychology – Is it Real?

download (8)“Paranormal Activity”, the movie, was a great box office hit – all of them. This shows us two things. Either people really love a good horror or that they actually believe in parapsychology. If someone were to ask me which category I fall into, I would say the first. Why? Because, I believe that there is no such thing as ghosts and supernatural beings. But, I could be wrong, although I seriously doubt it! Continue reading

Advertising and its Influence on Consumer Behavior

download (7)It is all over the place! Wherever we look, we are plagued with advertising. It is in the papers, the television, radio, and internet, you name it, it is there. Advertising is necessary for a business. This is the mode of getting the message across to the consumers. If a product or service is to be made familiar with consumers, the best way to do it is through advertising. There are various advertising methods. However, they all influence the buying behavior of the consumer. This essay will discuss advertising and its influence on consumer behavior. Continue reading

Importance of Improving Education in Developing Countries

education.jpg.size.xxlarge.letterboxMost developing countries suffer with poverty and lack of health care and all the other benefits many developed countries take for granted is because of lack of education. Very few people in developing countries are literate. The majority of the people in these countries can barely read, or write, their own names. Rapid and continuous economic growth cannot be achieved, in a country, if less than 40% of its occupants are illiterate. Take sub-Saharan Africa as an example. According to sources, one in four children does not attend school. Out of those who attend, one in three drops out before they have completed primary school. If a country wishes to succeed economically, it has to do everything to improve the education system. This essay will concentrate on why education is important to improve the economy in developing countries. Continue reading

Types of Competition in Marketing

imagesThere are different types of competition in marketing depending on the industry and companies within that industry. It is necessary for business owners, irrespective of the size of the business, to understand these different types of competition in marketing especially as it depends on the pricing and production decisions they make. This essay is about the different types of competition in marketing. Continue reading