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Plagiarism Checkers Key Functions or Why They Become Irreplaceable Assistants

Plagiarism Checkers Key Functions or Why They Become Irreplaceable Assistants

You may not even realize how many features plagiarism checkers can be equipped with! You are likely to use only a few of them but there are a lot more cool options able to enhance overall performance and improve your students’ academic writing skills. To correct this injustice, we’d like to guide you through the Unicheck features including the ones that have appeared recently. Here they are:

Simultaneous checks

Upload a few works at once and watch them being checked simultaneously. All in all, one plagiarism check takes no longer than a few seconds per page scan, so you can get immediate results. By the way, the checker allows submitting files (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .txt, .html, .odt, and .rtf) in various formats without slowdown.

Background mode

You can start checking already uploaded files without waiting until reports become available. Press the “Check for Plagiarism” button and do other tasks while checking is in progress. Scanning will be completed successfully even if you log out.

Highlighted similarities

It’s easy to notice unoriginal paragraphs in a student paper you’ve just checked since all of them are highlighted. When you click each spotted area, the source where the text part was taken from is highlighted too. By clicking the chain icon next to the hyperlink, you will be redirected to the original source where all the text matches are spotted as well.

Citations and references detection and exclusion

The Unicheck checker highlights citations and references too. After you ensured they were properly formatted and nothing was left out, you’d better exclude them from the next plagiarism search. Once it is done, you can repeatedly scan the text and see that an originality rate in a student writing will be much higher. This happens because the checker omits already cited sentences from the search and checks the rest of the text for similarities.

All uploaded files are stored in the “Library”

That’s right, everything you upload is kept in your personal Unicheck account. Thus, you won’t have to upload all already submitted student papers to check them against newly turned in student writings by selecting the “Doc vs My Files” type of check.

Simple file manager

Upload files and folders or create them inside your “Library”, move documents from folder to folder, drag and drop documents to create your personal database a lot faster (you can drag some files from your desktop and drop them into your “Library”).

Percentage

We’ve recently published a detailed post on numerous benefits plagiarism checkers with percentage have. Willing to know how to make the most of them? Check the details here.

History of checks

The “History” tab in your personal account will remind you of how many times you’ve already scanned a student paper and what check results were received after each check. Once you decide to advise your student to use the very first version of the submitted work, just find it in the “History” tab and inform him or her about the date and time it was submitted.

Replaced characters detection

One of the newest features Unicheck offers to its users is automatic character replacement detection. Some cheaters tend to change letters into the ones which look alike to trick plagiarism checkers and expect their assignments to be graded high as if they were totally original. However, thanks to the possibility to identify any substituted characters, these student ploys are doomed to failure.

Share and download reports

Share reports with your students via the Unicheck account or send them to their emails. Reports contain similarity and originality rates, a list of duplicated sources as well as the excluded ones. If you’d like to print the report out, download it in the .pdf format: It will show both checked text and all the check details.

Omit sources with a low similarity rate

You can make each plagiarism search less sensitive in the “System Settings”. To do this, just enter a number in the field below the headline “Omit sources, where the percentage of similarity is less than”.

Draft submission

From now on professors or teachers with corporate “Instructor” accounts can allow their students to scan drafts for possible similarities so that they can timely notice their mistakes and make necessary edits.

Interested in learning more about the “Draft Check” function? You are welcome to follow the link! Stay tuned not to miss a single Unicheck update to reduce your workload.

Unicheck Team

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