Internet Plagiarism

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I. Introduction Many students when given assignments or resources go to the Internet , copy and paste . Most of them don¡¦t know that¡¦s called plagiarizing and that it¡¦s ethically wrong. In the following report I will discuss the problem of Internet Plagiarism, the problems affect on teachers and students as well as solutions to detect this problem. II. Definition of Internet Plagiarism What Internet Plagiarism is Internet Plagiarism hasn¡¦t been easy as it is today . Before the Internet age , resources were limited so when students used to plagiarize the risk of detection was very high and they used to be caught easily and either asked to rewrite the research paper or they get no mark for it. Internet Plagiarism is defined as copying articles and reports of other people¡¦s work and handing it out in another person¡¦s name. If someone is caught of plagiarism , this will cause him to be haunted with shame for the rest of his life. For example , in the 1980s a US presidential candidate was discovered to have plagiarized one of his school papers. He was forced to drop out of the campaign after suffering from shame, but no one sued him [1]. Figure 1 shows a Pie chart of How students plagiarize Who it affects. Internet Plagiarism mainly affects two people in any educational institute . Firstly , it affects teachers . Teachers spend lots of time correcting research papers . So when more than one research paper are with the same content , it will be obvious that both students haven¡¦t written it on their own and that it¡¦s plagiarized . Most teachers keep warning students about plagiarism and even some universities have a special course in researching methods but all in vain. Usually when teachers... ... middle of paper ... ...nse (for individual departments ONLY) „X Single Campus License (for multiple instructors across departments) „X Multi-Campus License (for multiple campuses within a system VI. Conclusion After the comparison and searching I did , I think that turnitin.com is more suitable for our University, the features of the online grading and grade book makes the grading process easy for lecturers and allows them to focus more on teaching rather than just grading. Although TurnItIn just works with researchers written in English , the website is working on developing a new software to work with multiple languages. The Online Originality Report which shows where the student has plagiarized from is available in both TurnItIn and SafeAssignment. Another feature they both share is the help desk which is useful for asking questions and teaching lecturers to use the software.

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