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Combating Cheating and Plagiarism
PlagiariPlagiarism in Colleges in USA:
Center The Center for Academic Integrity:
PlagiariPlagiarism Policy at the University of Michigan English
The Plagiarism Handbook:
Selected Anti-Plagiarism Sites
Self-described “online resource for educators concerned with the growing problem
of Internet plagiarism.”
“The Instructors Guide to Internet Plagiarism.”
A commercial service that checks student papers against its paper database. It
bills itself as a plagiarism-prevention service.
A free service that checks a 1K chunk of text against Internet resources for
plagiarism. Written samples are not added to their database.
EVE (Essay Verification Engine)
A downloadable application that performs complex searches against text,
Microsoft Corp. Word files, and Corel Corp. WordPerfect files.
A free site that checks against paper mill sites to find copied text.
scans the Web for matching sentences or whole documents, instead of just
This service takes a digital fingerprint of the
student's paper, then scans the Internet and the group's own database looking
for matches, highlighting passages that match and providing links to the online
Turnitin.com, a popular service, offers a simple method that allows both
teachers and students to submit papers to electronic scrutiny. The service
compares the paper against millions of Web sites, a database of previous
submissions and papers offered by the so-called term-paper mills. Turnitin.com
then sends a report with the results to the teacher. High schools using this
service pay around $1,000 a year for an unlimited number of submissions.
Colleges pay roughly $2,000.
Dr. John M. Barrie, a founder of Turnitin.com,
estimated that of all the work submitted to the site, nearly one-third is copied
in whole or in part from another source.
Thoughts well worth considering from George
Along with all new
technologies there are positive and negative effects. The world wide web is not
an exception to this. Does the Internet make it easier for students to
plagiarize? Unfortunately, the answer is yes....
This is a point
well-taken. What too few students -- and, frankly, too few faculty -- realize
is how much easier the Internet makes the catching of e-plagiarists. Anything
found on the Web can be found again, and very easily. The key is effective use
of search engines. For those who want a basic introduction, searchengines.com
http://www.searchengines.com/ -- offers a good introduction to the
ever-proliferating variety. Especially useful means of tracking down
plagiarized material are full-text search engines like AltaVista (http://www.altavista.com/)
and ones with obsessively refreshed and updated indexes like that of
The trick, especially for full-text searches, is to drop in a string of words
-- less than a sentence but enough to be a distinctive (maybe even unique)
Such tracking down is literally push-button easy, and getting easier all the
time. The latest wave (not all that recent, really) is of so-called metasearch
engines (search engines that search the search engines and return results for,
say, ten or more of them. Some of the better-known ones are
Given the ease of tracking down information, the real issue for students and
faculty alike ought to be what to do with it. Information should be used, not
cut-and-pasted. Assignments should ask students to do more than just report
information, and students should understand that research usually has a
purpose or point beyond re-presenting what someone else has presented. It's
these things we ought to focus on, especially since tracking down stuff
(whether as sources or as evidence of plagiarism) has become so easy.
Software to detect plagiarism:
Plagiarism Tracker :
" Students can also
benefit from our plagiarism detection software by having their
essays or research papers checked for any plagiarism that may have
been committed in their work. Many college and university students
face extreme penalties for plagiarism such as failing an assignment,
loss of privileges, academic probation, or even expulsion. In some
cases, punishments can include lawsuits, criminal charges, and
sometimes imprisonment. Even if you commit unintentional plagiarism,
it can still be viewed as plagiarism in the eyes of the law. Why
risk being penalized for plagiarism when with PlagTracker.com you
can be 100% sure that your writing is unique?"
This Program examines a collection of document
files. It extracts the text portions of those documents and looks through them
for matching words in phrases of a specified minimum length. When it finds two
files that share enough words in those phrases, WCopyfind generates html report
files. These reports contain the document text with the matching phrases
What WCopyfind can do: It can find
documents that share large amounts of text. This result may indicate that one
file is a copy or partial copy of the other, or that they are both copies or
partial copies of a third document.
What WCopyfind cannot do: It cannot
search for text that was copied from any external source, unless you include
that external source in the documents you give to WCopyfind. It works on only
purely local data—it cannot search the web or internet to find matching
documents. If you suspect that a particular outside source has been copied, you
must create a local document containing that outside material and include this
document in the collection of documents that you give to WCopyfind.
Download WCopyfind Program
Read WCopyfind Instructions
GNU General Public License information
– Wcopyfind is free software, but is covered by a license that places certain
restrictions on its use, modification, and distribution.
For Experts Only:
Download WCopyfind Source (a Microsoft Visual C++ Workspace)
Anti-Plagiarism Services: Do they Work?
1. Glatt Services
now offering Turnitin
4. How Original? (from Integriguard)
Search Engines & Plagiarism:
3. Fast Search
Tips for Recognizing and Avoiding The Problem
Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers
5. How to Detect
and Combat Plagiarism
6. Strategies for avoidance from BMCC CUNY Site
Plagiarism in an Online World
2. Copy these
Strategiess to Avoid Plagiarism by Students
3. How Teachers
Can Reduce Cheating's Lure
Center for Academic Integrity
An association of more than 225 institutions that provides a forum for
identifying and promoting the values of academic integrity.
Sample Honor Codes http://www.academicintegrity.org/samp_honor_codes.asp
What is Plagiarism?
Guidelines from the Georgetown University Honor Council.
Guidelines from the Office of Student Judicial Affairs at the University of
Carnegie Mellon University- Discussion and Guide
On Academic Integrity:
Materials from the Center for Ethics at USD
and the World Wide Web
- Lawrence M. Hinman, “Academic
Integrity and the World Wide Web,” Computers and Society, Vol.
31, No. 1 (March 2002), pp. 33-42.
- _____, "Virtual
Virtues," "The Impact of the Internet on Our Moral Lives in
Academia," Ethics and Information Technology, Volume 4 no. 1
(February 2002), pp. 31-35.
- _____, "Academic
Integrity and the World Wide Web." Workshop presentation at
the 10th Annual Meeting of the Center for Academic Integrity,
Colorado Springs, November, 2000.
- _____, "Download
Your Workload, Offload Your Integrity," Los Angeles Times
November 15, 1999, Monday, Metro; Part B; Page 7; Op Ed Desk.
- _____, "Cultivating
Integrity to Combat Plagiarism," San Diego Union-Tribune,
October 2, 1997
- _____, "Virtual
Virtues: Academic Integrity and the World Wide Web." Center
for Academic Integrity 9th Annual Conference. Duke University.
October 16, 1999.
Center for Academic Integrity, Kenan Institute for Ethics,
Talk of the Nation: Cheating in Schools, with
- Louis Bloomfield, Professor of Physics,
University of Virginia
- Don McCabe, Founding President, Center for
Academic Integrity, Duke University. Professor of Management
Studies, Rutgers University
- Thomas Hall, Senior at the University of
Virginia, Chair of the University of Virginia Honor Committee
- Advances in technology have changed he way
students learn, and in some cases, how they cheat. Experts say
the number of students turning in term papers downloaded from
the internet is on the rise. But technology is also helping
professors weed out cheaters in the classroom. And new computer
programs are helping to find plagiarists. Is cheating on the
rise in colleges?
CEPE2000 Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry
Dartmouth College July 14-16, 2000
Lawrence M. Hinman University of San Diego "Academic
Integrity and the World Wide Web"
Bernard Gert Dartmouth College "Cheating"
10th Annual Meeting Center for Academic Integrity
Colorado Springs, Colorado November, 2000
Keynote Address Gen. Malham M. Wakin, USAF, Ret.
Research Update Don McCabe & Susan Stearns
Ethical Development Elizabeth Kiss & Gary Pavela
A Student Fishbowl: A Conversation on Ethical Development
Elizabeth Kiss et al.
11th Annual Meeting Center for Academic Integrity,
On-line Academic Integrity Codes
On-line Honor Codes
compiler of this list : Dr. Philip Pecorino, QCC, CUNY