A cheat, moi? That’s unfair

“International students may be called plagiarists because of flawed thinking and naive use of software. If the new forms of detection software are to be believed, a sizeable proportion of students are plagiarists – and the worst culprits are international students. But when does poor referencing and an inability to better phrase an original source become cheating – and a reason for serious disciplinary action and the humiliation that goes along with it? An Australian study of Turnitin – a detection service that compares work submitted electronically with the 2.6 billion publicly available pages on the internet and with all the essays it has previously checked – found that 14 per cent of 1,925 essays examined contained examples of plagiarism …” (more)

[Niall Hayes, THE, 29 January]

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