Plagiarism can be an issue in today's...

Plagiarism can be an issue in today's world

There are 3 comments on the The Havelock News story from Apr 19, 2012, titled Plagiarism can be an issue in today's world. In it, The Havelock News reports that:

I was, you might say, amazed at the level of writing ability - or rather the lack thereof - among my master's degree students last semester.

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damien auksorius

Hobart, Australia

#1 Apr 27, 2012
whats happened to education
Elias

Australia

#3 Apr 27, 2012
Turnitin software is actually quite irritating. As it has built up a considerable database of recorded student works the probability that anything you type is likely to be a copy of somebody else's.

Secondly by re-wording other research there is a danger you change the context/meaning/perspective. I don;t see why you can't just insert the direct quote and make it clear they are extracts?
scooterman

Yarraville, Australia

#4 Apr 27, 2012
Elias wrote:
Turnitin software is actually quite irritating. As it has built up a considerable database of recorded student works the probability that anything you type is likely to be a copy of somebody else's.
Secondly by re-wording other research there is a danger you change the context/meaning/perspective. I don;t see why you can't just insert the direct quote and make it clear they are extracts?
The English language is fairly forgiving but you're right, there's only so many ways you can form a sentence before it loses its meaning or context.

The only thing that matters is that students intuitively understand what they have researched and written, everything else is trivial. Perhaps a more comprehensive method needs to be developed for students to demonstrate this?

As long as degrees are held in such a high esteem in professions and there is pressure to do well there will always be a problem with plagiarism and no anti-plagiarism software is going to solve it.

That's the downside of competition: you'll always get people cutting corners when they feel the ends definitely justify the means and there is a massive amount at stake.

One of the reasons why I'm not in favour of a dog-eat-dog education system, the brilliant ought to be encouraged regardless of the opportunities they inherit or don't inherit from their parents.

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