Student plagiarism is nothing new these days. With conventional school still grading students based on the outdated assessment standards, learners concentrate their attention solely on the formal side of obtaining credits and the degree. Multiply it by the open accessibility of materials over the Internet and get the growing level of plagiarism in student works.Read More
A recent survey conducted by the Josephson Institute Center for Youth Ethics, reports that half of the learners are cheating regularly, while others are not aware they plagiarize at all.
Dealing with cheating from the disciplinary perspective is a practice that in many educational institutions has been supported by plagiarism detection software, ever since they first appeared.
The algorithm of such software allowed searching for the matching textual pieces of information, comparing the material to the web resources, open access libraries or private repositories.
While educational communities across the world laid the high hopes on such software like Turnitin, it appeared that many schools and districts couldn’t afford it, the others started to look for more agile checker that would offer the quicker and smarter service.
Can such technology as Unicheck become a robust alternative to Turnitin? Let’s have a look if teachers can trust Unicheck and if migration to it is worthwhile trying?
Why did we decide to write an article about plagiarism checker used by Universities? Because it is still an acute problem, and it will always remain so. Remember the wisdom of Dumbledore? it says – “The right way is not always the easy way”, and it is the perfect tip for the students who plagiarize trying to improve their way of writing. In fact, high school students often face the problem with academic integrity violation. According to the statistics, more than half of students plagiarize during the academic year.
Cheaters and plagiarists have always existed no matter where exactly they study. Universities usually conduct annual surveys aimed at discovering how many students plagiarized at least once, how often and in what manner they did it, what sources they used to take information from, and other details. These surveys help university administration understand how complex a plagiarism issue is and take appropriate measures. Unfortunately, not all universities care about this problem. Some of them still pay little attention to the problem and just neglect checking plagiarism online. As a result, education quality doesn’t get improved.
Nowadays, the problem of academic dishonesty has become a critical issue and receives more and more attention from teachers and professors. Cheating among students has risen dramatically, forcing experts in the academic environment to look at new ways to detect and fight fraud.
We are all human, and even though most of us assume that plagiarism is a fraud and no one should ever plagiarise, we will subconsciously keep on doing it over and over again. True plagiarism occurs when one person deliberately takes the work of another person and declares to be the true creator of it.
Julie’s idea was to explore the novel The Scarlet Letter with the assumption that Hester’s daughter, Pearl, knew exactly why her mother had to wear the scarlet letter. As Julie wrote her paper, she stumbled upon the same core idea in an authoritative source, used it for her paper but has not mentioned it in the references. Is it plagiarism or not?
On Saturday, September 26, 2015 German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen was accused by the VroniPlag Wiki website of plagiarizing over 75% of her 1990 dissertation on “the diagnosis of infections in pregnant women,” shocking many in the scientific community. However, delving deeper into the incidents of plagiarism on a global scale reveals that similar acts of fraud aren’t uncommon. In fact, with the rise in popularity of more sophisticated anti plagiarism software, the incidents of retractions due to scientific plagiarism have increased significantly since 2009 in publications like BioMed Central journals (Grens).