Plagiarism Checker or Reality Check

When we hear the word Plagiarism, the first image that comes to our minds is that of a high school or college student plagiarizing on her paper. The reality, however, is much more different as every day, we hear news about celebrities, educators, professors and even politicians plagiarizing somehow. This week, the defense minister of Germany was forced to resign as a result of plagiarism accusations. Mr. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigned from his office on Thursday, over revelations of serious plagiarism instances of plagiarism in his doctoral thesis. Apparently, the former defense minister copied a significant amount of content from a previously published document into his research, but failed to cite his sources. Similarly, Rene Lafreniere, a renowned head of...

Plagiarism Detection for Colleges and Universities

Plagiarism Detection for Colleges and Universities

Academicplagiarism.com is a U.S based company operating from New York that offers an advanced platform for preventing plagiarism and maintaining academic integrity. Instructors use academicplagiarism.com to check their students’ work for instances of plagiarism by comparing documents to a large database of sources including the web, books, publications as well as pre-written essays (See Fig 1).  Checking students’ work for plagiarism and maintaining academic integrity can be a daunting and time consuming task.  Academicplagiarism.com simplifies this process by allowing you to generate detailed reports highlighting potential areas of plagiarism in students’ work. Features Accuracy: The power behind academicplagiarism’s algorithm is its...

Choosing The Right Plagiarism Tester

Choosing The Right Plagiarism Tester

Doing a web search on the phrases plagiarism checker, plagiarism detector, plagiarism tester or plagiarize checker will return dozens of web services that specialize in plagiarism detection.  The question that remains, however, is which one to pick?  Which one can you trust to check your work for plagiarism and provide strong and accurate results?  Are all these plagiarism detection services the same? Many of these services provide what they claim to be a free plagiarism scan that is accurate and guarantees your privacy.  These often come in two flavors.  One type is fairly harmless but has serious limitations as it only checks for plagiarism against Google.  You shouldn’t trust such services with your work because their results are limited to the web...

Teaching positions in New York

Teaching positions in New York

                The Most up to date list of teaching jobs throughout New York.  This list includes both full time and part time positions, many of them with full benefits.  If you love teaching and you love New York, then this is what you’re looking for! Posted 12.23.10 Teacher/Coordinator (P/T) The Lehman College Adult Learning Center is looking for a creative, energetic, bilingual (English-Spanish) educator to work as a teacher/coordinator for an innovative family literacy project in five Bronx middle and high schools. This is a substantial part-time position. ESOL teaching experience essential, familiarity with public school environments and/or family literacy experience preferred. This is a new project...

Plagiarism checker

  The World Intellectual Property Organization defines intellectual property or IP as “creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.”  Each year, the United States Department of Justice handles hundreds of legal cases relating to violations of intellectual property.  Needless to say, violating intellectual property is a crime that is punishable by law. A similar reality is present in the world of academia, as colleges and universities throughout the world have strict rules against violating intellectual property.  The term often used to describe it is academic plagiarism.  According to the Center for Academic Integrity, 80% of college students admit to cheating at least...

Online Plagiarism Scanner

Well!  I am back and with some exciting news.  My new site www.academicplagiarism.com is finally up and running! What is academicplagiarism.com? Basically, it’s an affordable, and flexible alternative to the complicated corporate plagiarism detecting resources out there on the web.  academicplagiarism.com offers free and premium memberships to students, instructors and writers in general to scan documents for potential instances of plagiarism.  What makes academicplagiarism.com unique is its simplicity, flexibility and affordability.  As soon as you open your free account, you can go ahead and scan your documents by pasting your text onto an online form and clicking scan! It’s that simple.  In less than two minutes, an easy to read report is...

Annotate for Word 2007 Review

Annotate for Word is a comment plug-in for Microsoft Office Word developed by 11trees.com.  This simple, yet versatile add-on allows you to insert pre-designed comments to a Word document.  In this review, I will be highlighting the different features of Annotate For Word, and I will also share my own experience using it this semester with one of my intensive English classes. When I first stumbled upon Annotate, I questioned its purpose as it looks exactly like the built-in Office commenting feature, and it also does the same exact thing: inserts comment! Well, immediately after I installed it and opened a new Word document, I realized how interesting it was. Annotate for Word comes in two flavors: A free version with limited features (and from my understanding,...