Author: Rico

Writing with Everything on the Line

The professor of my history class gave the entire class an assignment that was worth half of our grade in the class. We were allowed to write about any time period discussed in the class, but we had to provide 15 pages worth of content. I’m not a fan of writing papers, especially long ones, so I was not a big fan of that. On top of that, the professor told us that if there was any sign of plagiarism in our papers, we would be given a failing grade, with no exceptions. I used the Plagiatkontroll to double check my paper because I was worried that I might have inadvertently put something in that might have been flagged as plagiarism.

Normally when I write papers, I don’t worry about having any plagiarism problems, but those papers usually don’t count for half of my grade. Since the stakes were higher this time, I didn’t want to take any chances. I did a lot of research to write the paper, which took a lot of hours of sifting through library books and online resources. Page by page I was able to put together my paper, taking care to make note of every source while writing it. It took about two weeks to type all 15 pages.

Once the paper was done, I ran it through the checker on the website and there were no signs of plagiarism. To my surprise, I was actually done with my paper early. Some of the other people in my class were still working on theirs and some even waited until the last minute to finish theirs. I’ve waited until the last minute in some instances, but for a paper as long as this one, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to pull an all nighter to do it.… Read More..

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..

I Am Back in the Netherlands

In fact I am here, but I am not really doing too much at the moment. I have some commerciele training for a new job. That is at this town called Appeldorn which is probably an hour East of Amsterdam and there is not so much to do there. However that is really somewhat boring, since I have already picked up nearly all of the things they want to teach me. The training takes a few hours per day and it is going to be one or two weeks in total, starting at around nine in the morning. By the time lunch rolls around I am always done and I have been trying to figure out what to do with the time. Yesterday I took a train to Amsterdam and did some tourist type things.… Read More..

Smart Tips For Uncovering Remodeling

The Benefits Of Remodeling A Kitchen

One of the rooms that serve a family most of the times is the kitchen. Also one of the rooms that can wear out much faster is the kitchen. But kitchen renovate can always make the kitchen fresh again. There are many other benefits that kitchen renovation comes with other than making a kitchen look good. These advantages are discussed in this article.
Kitchen renovation enhances the functionality of one’s kitchen. The functionality of a kitchen is improved due to any missing things being added to the room. Also there is eliminating of any extra unnecessary items from the kitchen during renovation. These things makes the kitchen more functional.

Kitchen renovation makes a kitchen more sustainable. The renovation of a kitchen normally considers that better materials that are more sustainable. This include the cabinets, the flooring and all the kitchen devices. Using sustainable materials makes a kitchen eco-friendly. The whole kitchen will be sustainable if the items and materials used in it are sustainable.

Also renovating a kitchen makes it more safe and comfortable. When renovating a kitchen, one may add a very simple thing that can make kitchen a very comfortable place to cook food from. Also the elimination of other items and parts from a kitchen has the ability of increasing its comfortability. Also the safety of a kitchen can be enhanced by just eliminating any part or item of a kitchen that makes it unsafe. Some parts of a kitchen like the clutter space are unsafe and eliminating them will make the kitchen safer. These space can be removed during the renovation to enhance the safety of the kitchen. Hence one should plan on a renovation of the kitchen that makes a kitchen both comfortable and safe.

Renovating a kitchen can help increase a home’s value. If one is planning to sell a home, renovating a kitchen can be a good thing to do first. This vale gets high since it will be looking better and more sustainable which is what clients will be looking for. This will help a person sell a home much faster than he or she expected. One can make the remodelling of the kitchen much easier if he or she decides to hire a kitchen remodelling company to do the work. This will help in increasing the profit that a person will get at the end of the day. These are the merits of having one’s kitchen remodelled.

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Things To Prioritize When Purchasing Home Insurance

Most people do enjoy paying for home insurance. Eventually, they end up regretting. Typical coverage is usually for replacement cost and not market value as some people may think. In some cases, the amount you have to pay exceeds the cash you paid for your home. Considering all the weather losses premiums are increasing. You can do a number of things with the purpose of lessening the effect of your premium’s payment. Nevertheless filing your claim is a requirement. Below are elements to put into consideration in the event you want to purchase a home insurance

To start with, make sure that you are insured for full replacement cost. With a mortgage you will have to take a full coverage for the replacement cost of your house. In the event that you wish your home to be rebuilt after a major loss, this is highly recommended. Replacement cost should not be mistaken for the market value of your home. It is the cost for rebuilding the house in the event that total loss occurred.

The other thing that you should do is have a talk with your agent. No matter what is said by some direct to consumer companies, this is not something that should be covered over the phone. Your agent should visit your home and evaluate the likely hood of losses. The agent should figure out if there are any potential hazards. Additionally, he or she should asses the need for any possible repairs that could need so as to increase the safety of the house. The purpose of this is to ensure that any issues that might cause the company to not accept your claim and pay you or even drop you, are eliminated.

You should consider extra protection for your high-value items. For instance they could be, high-end electronics, pieces of jewelry, fine arts, furs or other high-value items. Complete coverage of all items is something you would want. Coverage for all these items is usually included in a normal homeowners policy. But the limits are low in most cases. To add to that they are subject to your policy deductible.

To finish with, do not assume that insurance company you have offers the best deal of all. This will be a huge mistake. Shopping around once after every two years is a good idea. This is to have the certainty that you have the most ideal deal. You can go to another company if you deem it better than the one you have currently.

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