Plagiarism in Personal Statement. Help

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    I recently checked my personal statement for Plagiarism using one of the free online plagiarism checkers. It showed 9% Plagiarism which worries me. The lines which it showed as unoriginal were:

    - I am interested in new developments in ------ and ------- .
    - I now follow "this book" by "------".


    Should I be concerned about this?

    I used the following by the way: http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker/


    Thanks in advance. :d
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    (Original post by tangotangopapa2)
    I recently checked my personal statement for Plagiarism using one of the free online plagiarism checkers. It showed 9% Plagiarism which worries me. The lines which it showed as unoriginal were:

    - I am interested in new developments in ------ and ------- .
    - I now follow "this book" by "------".


    Should I be concerned about this?

    I used the following by the way: http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker/


    Thanks in advance. :d
    Not at all. That could literally be from anything.
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    (Original post by cbreef)
    Not at all. That could literally be from anything.
    It is the UCAS software that detects unoriginal work not the human, isn't it? How does it decide which one to accept and which one to not?
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    (Original post by tangotangopapa2)
    It is the UCAS software that detects unoriginal work not the human, isn't it? How does it decide which one to accept and which one to not?
    Where did you hear that? If that is indeed true, just change a word. Simple.
    Plus I'm sure that if it WAS to be flagged for plagiarism, a real human would step in to analyse and see if there's cause for concern.
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    (Original post by cbreef)
    Plus I'm sure that if it WAS to be flagged for plagiarism, a real human would step in to analyse and see if there's cause for concern.
    Correct.

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    Maybe change a word to be safe but it shouldn't be flagged as it is a really common phrase.
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    (Original post by tangotangopapa2)
    I recently checked my personal statement for Plagiarism using one of the free online plagiarism checkers. It showed 9% Plagiarism which worries me. The lines which it showed as unoriginal were:

    - I am interested in new developments in ------ and ------- .
    - I now follow "this book" by "------".


    Should I be concerned about this?

    I used the following by the way: http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker/


    Thanks in advance. :d
    Do not be concerned , UCAS only flags a personal statement if it is above 40% plagiarised


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    (Original post by halliethestudent)
    Do not be concerned , UCAS only flags a personal statement if it is above 40% plagiarised


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    Actually it's above 10% it's checked by a person (see here: https://www.ucas.com/sites/default/f...cant-guide.pdf )
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    Lol, chill.
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    (Original post by tangotangopapa2)
    I recently checked my personal statement for Plagiarism using one of the free online plagiarism checkers. It showed 9% Plagiarism which worries me. The lines which it showed as unoriginal were:

    - I am interested in new developments in ------ and ------- .
    - I now follow "this book" by "------".


    Should I be concerned about this?

    I used the following by the way: http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker/


    Thanks in advance. :d
    i think the plagiarism checker you used is utter rubbish.I just put my personal statement in it and there is two lines that i have used from other sources and they didn't fag up as plagiarized but there were a few lines that were definitely completely unique to me and nobody else would have written and they flagged up as plagiarised so i think its a scam
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    (Original post by halliethestudent)
    i think the plagiarism checker you used is utter rubbish.I just put my personal statement in it and there is two lines that i have used from other sources and they didn't fag up as plagiarized but there were a few lines that were definitely completely unique to me and nobody else would have written and they flagged up as plagiarised so i think its a scam
    That can only ever be an indicate as different plagiarism checkers will potentially look at different sources
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    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
    That can only ever be an indicate as different plagiarism checkers will potentially look at different sources
    I'm aware of that, your input isn't helpful or neccessary
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    (Original post by halliethestudent)
    I'm aware of that, your input isn't helpful or neccessary
    You might know that, but the OP or other users may not be aware, so it could be helpful for them
 
 
 
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