Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Plagiarism a Problem?

Is plagiarism a problem with your students? Need a fairly efficient way to check for plagiarism? Then The Plagiarism Checker was created with you in mind. The Plagiarism Checker was designed as a project for the University of Maryland and is a site that detects whether plagiarized text was used in homework, essays, reports, or research papers.

The Plagiarism Checker is simple enough to use. All that is required is that you cut and past your student's paper into the box provided on the site and then chose check. The Plagiarism Checker will find plagiarized text in any assignment. The Plagiarism Checker analyzes the text in segments and gives you a report on the results. The results are reported on each segment and then overall results with findings of plagiarism or not.

The Plagiarism Checker is a handy tool for the secondary classroom, in any subject area where students are required to write. The Plagiarism Checker could also be used as a student tool. While teaching students to understand and recognize when they have crossed the line into plagiarism, The Plagiarism Checker could be used as a self-checker. It is definitely worth checking out.

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