Friday, 3 July 2009

03. Plagiarism - from Turnitin

Turnitin is one of the biggest commercial plagiarism detection companies, with powerful databases to check what they claim to be billions of pages. They are used extensively by colleges and universities to check students work. However, there is also an individual version called WriteCheck. This is not a free service, but presumably it is more effective than the freebies. Certainly there is some advantage in paying for the same service that ones institution is using.

As stated on previous plagiarism entries, those who knowingly plagiarise should be suitably punished. However, those who commit accidental plagiarism, should be supported appropriately.


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