I was wondering whether someone could shed some light on this.
On the website, it says:
"In some cases departments may screen the written work, research proposals or supporting statements submitted by their applicants for plagiarism using a plagiarism-detection system. This system produces a matching report that highlights any areas of significant similarity between submitted work and other published documents. The matching report will then be reviewed by members of the department, including academics with specialist knowledge of the subject area in question and, in some cases, the applicant’s academic background."
Also on the application declaration form it says:
"As part of the admissions process the University may use a plagiarism detection system. This system screens any written work submitted as part of your application for plagiarism, paraphrasing and collusion. The plagiarism detection system will store on its database any work submitted for screening."
Does this mean that all work is screened? Or just some? And does this mean that sample work is screened and compared with sample work already submitted in previous graduate applications to Oxford or solely through iThenticate with published documents?
Last edited by xquaredia; 3 weeks ago
Why? If you have nothing to hide nothing will happen. Your understanding of how the screening process takes place is irrelevant to the success of your application.
And if you're worried about resubmitting work from a past failed application, maybe that was one of the reasons you didn't get a place (so maybe pick a new written work example)