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They say that 'imitation is the highest form of flattery', and this may be true. However when it comes to your non-plagiarized essay writing: thesis, dissertation, research papers and the like – originality is still the key to ensuring that you will receive better and fair grades.
When you copy others' works, you are not only imitating but plagiarizing. Can plagiarized work be detected? Definitely! Now that teachers in schools and universities are already aware of the millions of easy-access information in the Internet, plus those in the newspapers, magazines and books, they would want to make sure that their students will be passing original works. And how can they do it?
There are now a number of ways that teachers or professors do to assess the level of originality of their students' papers:
1. Using some websites to assess the papers
One of the most highly used and should we say 'credible' site where teachers can upload the papers submitted by their students is through the Turnitin.com. By becoming a member of this portal, teachers can get unlimited access to their services and check all the papers plagiarized and non-plagiarized essay papers of their students. In just one click, teachers will be able to identify the level of plagiarism that the students committed, which specific parts are copied and where was it copied from. They can be sure that a student turned in a non-plagiarized paper or not.
2. Downloading the plagiarism detection programs
In some instances, teachers have their own plagiarism detection software which makes it easier for them to check the papers of the students anytime of the day. An example of the software is Eve2 which can be bought for as low as $30.00. This software also enables the user to check if it is a college non-plagiarized essay or not.
3. Checking the papers manually
By looking closely at the citations, references or bibliography of the paper and at the same time by evaluating the quality of writing of the students, teachers will be able to compare school non-plagiarized essays to plagiarized ones, and verify if there is consistency with the students' quality of work.
With the time they have spent working as educators, and with tons of plagiarized and non-plagiarized essays they have been checking everyday, it could not be denied that they easily recognized papers which cited information and did not provide the original source. Non-plagiarized essays, on the other hand, can also be easily recognized by teachers particularly through the presence or absence of citations and unswervingly submitting quality papers.
Copying somebody else's works is very tempting. It not only assures submission of research papers which are quickly done. But what will you lose if you are detected to be plagiarizing? It should be remembered that plagiarism is a crime. If you are caught doing this act, you can be punished by the law. That is why it is crucial to turn in only non-plagiarized essays.