Plagiarism Detection Software: How to Read Your Reports Well!. Dr. Gene Kleppinger Eastern Kentucky University Friday 10:45-11:45, Auditorium Cross-Conferenced to BbSEUG, Savannah via Elluminate! Live. Plagiarism Detection.
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Plagiarism Detection Software: How to Read Your Reports Well!
Dr. Gene Kleppinger
Eastern Kentucky University
Friday 10:45-11:45, Auditorium
Cross-Conferenced to BbSEUG, Savannah
via Elluminate! Live
Open the list of Safe Assignments for this class
Open the SA report window for Essay 2
Link to student’s file
Link to SA report
The Gradebook holds links to the same information, listed by student.
Sites with matched text
Student’s text, with color
highlights for passages
detected as matching,
keyed to the list of sites.
Email this report anywhere
Click to see the contextual matchingtexts
Evidence shows that the student’s text matches another student’s paper, at the level of quoting similarly from the textbook, with citation. (GOOD WORK!)
“43%” figure is attention-grabbing, but you mustinvestigate further
The evidence shows that this studenthas copied verbatim from a Webdocument without citation,representing this work as her own.
Text-matching scores of 0-25% usually represent low probabilities of plagiarism. 21% is the average SA score.
Scores over 40% almost always indicate significant plagiarism or too much quoted content.
Scores of 95-100% indicate duplicate submissions, which may or may not represent plagiarism.
A source matched by the software may not be the actual source used by the student.
Foolish instructors might misunderstand the text-matching score to be a direct plagiarism indicator, or they might overlook other clues, e.g., citing sources that aren’t available, or sudden changes in writing style
Foolish students might submit irrelevant texts, or attempt to trick the text-matching algorithm (such as by deliberately misspelling words or packing white spaces)
I have a dream that one day soon this nation will raise up and live out the true meaning of this creed: "We hold these truth’s to be self-evident: that all people are created equally." I have a dreem that some day on the hills of Georgia and Alabama the sons of former slaves and the daughters of former slaveholders will be able to sit down at a table of brotherly love.