August 11, 2001
A Cure For Plagiarism
With The Aid of CyberTechnology
Higher Education Closes
In On The Term-Paper Chase!
By Amy Williams, Edward Davidian, Staff Writers
FRESNO STATE -- One of
the world's leading resources for educators and students who are
looking into the rising incidence of the term-paper cheats is
a company called "Turnitin.com", a service that has
made it easy to find out if any homework assignment, essay, or
research paper has been copied or paraphrased from the Internet,
and ensures that students are getting the most out of their education.
In 1995, a group of researchers at UC
Berkeley, convinced of the Internet's enormous potential as an
educational resource, created a special website where their students
could post papers, critique each other's work, and share ideas.
In the six years since then, their homespun
project has grown into the world's leading online resource for
the protection of academic integrity. Digital plagiarism has become
one of the largest problems threatening modern education.
Turnitin.com's goal is to help stop its
continued spread and to promote productive educational use of
the Internet by offering both teachers and students innovative
online products. It is our hope that the technologies developed
at Turnitin.com will continue to set standards for innovation,
integrity, and effici Turnitin.com also
offer several other unique features, including an online Peer
Review service, Digital Archiving, and an upcoming
Online Grading System.
Included on the
Turnitin.com Web Site is one of their typical Originality
Reports, which makes determining the originality of any paper
a breeze. You can also visit the services section of the site
to learn more about other innovative features.
It is currently helping high school teachers
and university professors bring academic integrity back
into their classrooms. This system is already in place at a large
number of universities all over the world.
The BulldogNews staff recommends it to
any student or scholar r who values academic honesty who wants
to take a stand against cheating.
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