[DWJ] fighting the Paper Mills was re: Classics

rohina rohinax at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 13:21:00 EST 2009


Dude, who needs turnitin when most plagiarizers are too stupid to change the
font so that their copypasta matches the rest of the essay?

Srsly, I get one of those a semester.

robyn

On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 4:59 AM, Steinke, Gabriela M <G.Steinke at wlv.ac.uk>wrote:

> Turnitin is used by many UK universities, but is easily circumvented by
> students who change the order of paragraphs and the odd word here and
> there. I recently had an essay which came straight from wikipedia
> (including the quotes from the text to be discussed!), with only about
> 5% of the student's own words. Turnitin only detected 28% plagiarism.
> Google is usually more helpful.
>
> Sorry to go on a bit, I suspect most academics just hate this copying
> and buying of essays.
>
> Gaby
>
>
> Otter Perry wrote:
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> I talked to my sister the TESOL this evening.
>
> The university for which she is teaching subscribes to the service for
> checking papers.  It checks against all the papers it has ever checked,
> the internet, and many scholarly publications.
>
> It's http://www.turnitin.com
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