As an international student, I found myself troubled with the notion of plagiarism. This was more of an internal conflict rather than something that actually surfaced. For some time, I was a senior student in South Korea. There, using and transcribing information from other scholarly articles when writing research papers was not an issue. The reason for this leniency is due to the fact that college students are not professional writers and as students, we should learn from others. However, the term copy does not simply mean that a student copies and pastes other people’s ideas. Students must show his/her idea based on the information that he/she found. Students can copy the information as examples and explain ideas that already exist. However, they need to writer their own ideas and draw their own conclusions with the copied information. Students in Korea also need to indicate where the information came from but the way to copy from professional writing or scholarly articles definitely saves more time when writing research papers rather than changing the information into his/her own words. I believe that changing his/her words will help in understanding and absorbing the information well. However, as college students, we already know that if we do not understand, we cannot write out own ideas. I think the way of writing research papers differs in America and other countries. Yet the basic idea that the student needs to find their own ideas is the same anywhere in the world.