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This method works for the sophisticated plagiarist and also for the student who completes his/her assignment in their [[L1]] and uses a translation program to produce a phenomenal result. To detect cheating in this manner, a teacher should copy a few sentences from the assignment onto a sticky, forming them into word order, [[spelling]], [[word formation]] or [[cloze]] exercises. Before handing the marked assignment back to the student, the teacher hands the sticky to the student who has to complete the exercises to ratify that they are the true author. If 75% or more of the exercises have correctly been completed,  the student most probably is the genuine author.
 
This method works for the sophisticated plagiarist and also for the student who completes his/her assignment in their [[L1]] and uses a translation program to produce a phenomenal result. To detect cheating in this manner, a teacher should copy a few sentences from the assignment onto a sticky, forming them into word order, [[spelling]], [[word formation]] or [[cloze]] exercises. Before handing the marked assignment back to the student, the teacher hands the sticky to the student who has to complete the exercises to ratify that they are the true author. If 75% or more of the exercises have correctly been completed,  the student most probably is the genuine author.
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Revision as of 14:25, 24 November 2012

By definition, plagiarsim is the act of copying another person`s work and claiming it as one`s own. In EFL, it is an infraction often committed in written assignments which are completed out of class or in the abscence of teacher supervision. Sections of copied text can appear in various lengths, from a sentence to a paragraph and beyond, and depending on the editorial skills of the plagiarist, detection can be a tricky business.

Plagarism detection

Apart from a number of commercial plagiarism detection programs, there are a few cheaper options as follows:

Web search

By typing a suspect section of a text between quotation marks into a search engine, pages will be displayed which contain that exact phrase. This method works for detection of lazy plagiarists, as they will have copied and pasted work directly from its source; however if the plagiarizer has edited the text or has only used clauses or snippets from it, this detection process takes a fair deal of searching and reading so another method may be more effective.

Ratification sticky

This method works for the sophisticated plagiarist and also for the student who completes his/her assignment in their L1 and uses a translation program to produce a phenomenal result. To detect cheating in this manner, a teacher should copy a few sentences from the assignment onto a sticky, forming them into word order, spelling, word formation or cloze exercises. Before handing the marked assignment back to the student, the teacher hands the sticky to the student who has to complete the exercises to ratify that they are the true author. If 75% or more of the exercises have correctly been completed, the student most probably is the genuine author.