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Does It Benefit Society to Remove Plagiarism?

It is often said that mimicry is flattery. I don’t tend to disagree with this statement, but plagiarism is a different thing all together. Most people think that it’s alright to remove plagiarism, but lets look into that. Plagiarism is the act of unjustly stealing someone’s written work, whether it’s homework, a speech or a song. Generally, plagiarism is taken very serious, even in open free speech democracies. Often a person caught or even accused of plagiarism is subject to embarrassed. It is something much more common than you’d think, many top artists as well from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin have even been accused of plagiarism in recent history. Whether or not they realized they were plagiarizing is up for debate, but sometimes people can accidentally plagiarize an artists that they’re heavily influenced by.

In places such as China where you have open-plagiarism it can rob the incentive people to create invention and to compete in the market place, since companies with more capital can just steal their ideas and produce on a more grand scale without paying the creator or inventor a cent. Western societies such as the United States and European nations generally try to remove plagiarism. There are many legal methods to which ideas can be reserved as intellectual property and plagiarism can be prosecuted. In schools you’re often taught not to plagiarism and students are punished for it.

In my personal opinion, plagiarism is not always quite a bad thing. The abundance of say similar items in a market place can reduce the cost of those items. If you have 5 companies making the same product instead of say just one company due to the fact that said company has a monopoly on the intellectual property rights of the design it’s selling. Medicine can often time run into this problem as well, where simple medicines are often patented to avoid plagiarism, but having one company produce the medicine often means they can set the prices as high or as low as they would actually like to. As to all things in life there the good and bad aspects to it and as they say mimicry is flattery, but perhaps it’s best not to mimic too much.… Read More..

I Needed Help with My Essays

I have never been a good writer. I know my strengths, and I also know my weaknesses. Give me numbers, and I can work them out any way they need to be done. Give me words though, and I get a bit tongue tied, even when it is just the written word. That can pose a problem when you need to get good grades in all of your classes, even the ones where essays and reports are the norm for being a large part of the final grade. That is where a paraphrase tool I found online really came into my education plan and helped me achieve all of my goals.

I am the type of person where I will not give up on something that I find to be hard. Take my lack of writing skills, for instance. I knew that if I was left to my own devices, I would have an average score at best. If I was not trying to get into great colleges, then that would not be a problem. However, I did want to get into an Ivy League school, so I knew that I had to up my game as far as writing essays was concerned.

I am also not the type to cheat to get ahead, but I am not adverse to using certain tools that can help me reach my goals. That is how I found the paraphrase tool. I was looking for some help on essays, where I was still doing the work myself. I actually wrote every essay and report that was necessary back in school, but then I ran each one through a paraphrase checker. This meant that certain words were changed, and it made the final essay that much better. It was still 100 percent mine, and I got high marks on each one I turned in! … Read More..

A Software Program That Detects Copied Words

When I decided to go to college in Portugal, I never expected to fall in love with the country and stay there. I knew that I would enjoy my college years there, but I met a guy. School was amazing, but he turned out to be my everything. We both graduated, and I got a job at a magazine there. I worked my way up within a few years, and I was soon one of the lower level editors. I was able to maintain this job by using plagiarism check software for Portuguese.

I knew Portuguese pretty well as I had studied it for years before even going to Portugal for school. I was able to read reader submission articles and know whether any of them were good enough to be published in our magazine. What I did not know though was if any of it was plagiarized. I wish that no one would submit articles that were not 100 percent original, but I found out in my work that it was a pipe dream. Even some people who felt they were not copying someone else’s work often did, which is why I needed to find a good software program that would help me to identify if someone was indeed copying from someone else.

I looked at a few different software programs, but none impressed me as much as the website that I started using the moment I found it. The website that I use searched trillions of website pages to see if there is even a hint of something getting copied and passed off as an original. I was impressed when it caught a few things that I really tried to sneak past it, and that is how I knew that this was the right software program to use. It has helped me to up my own game too!… Read More..

Making Sure They Are Not Cheating

I have been a teacher for nearly 20 years. For as much as some things change, other things just do not. One of the things that don’t change are the students who try to take shortcuts when completing their homework. I have each student write several essays each school year, and it is a large chunk of their final grade. I understand some people are born writers, and some struggle with it mightily. That is why I don’t grade based purely on content but on determination as well. I also use a plagiarism checker because there are some students who just take the easy way out.

What they don’t realize is that I am able to tell when they turn in something they did not write for the most part. I also am able to tell when it is blatantly copied from another piece of work, even if I cannot say where it came from. I knew that I would need to have proof though if I accused one of my students of not writing their own essays, and that is why I decided to find a plagiarism checker in the first place.

I looked at quite a few different ones online, and i was not able to find one that I was happy with. I finally decided that I would need to pay for one, which I had the budget to do so. I immediately was able to find the one that I wanted to use when I decided to look at them this way. I ran one of my student’s essays through it, and I was both happy and sad with the results. I was happy because my suspicions were proven to be true. I was sad because I knew that my student needed to face the consequences. My students know I use this now, so I am finding that not as many are trying to cheat the system now.… Read More..