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Friday, January 15, 2016

Helping Students To Get Past Plagiarism

How Universities Can Help Students Avoid Plagiarism: Get Them to Write Better

Stuart Wrigley | January 12, 2016

As universities get better at detecting plagiarism, students are having to find new ways to avoid getting caught.
I have recently had quite a few students asking to see their reports from Turnitin – a plagiarism detection software used in most universities to root out internet plagiarism. University departments are increasingly making Turnitin’s “originality reports” – which highlight any verbatim copying on the student’s electronic essay script, calculating the exact percentage of unoriginal writing – available to students to help them avoid plagiarism.


<more at; related links: (Do students understand plagiarism? Instances of plagiarism appear to be on the rise. Are universities offering students enough advice about cheating? February 6, 2013) and (Universities face student cheating crisis. January 15, 2016)>

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