Anagogic
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#1
Given that there's only so many ways that you can respond to an essay question, what if you came up with something original only for it to already exist?

When submitting your text into a plagiarism checker; it will exist on a database so is it possible that you could be done for plagiarism by this also?
0
reply
gjd800
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 week ago
#2
I'm not sure exactly what you are asking.
0
reply
Anonymous #1
#3
Report 1 week ago
#3
just add a yeet here and there and it works
0
reply
HoldThisL
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#4
Report 1 week ago
#4
plagiarism software can't deduct an idea from prose and compare it with other texts

they look for phrases similar or identical to other texts that lack citations and generate a score based on the occurrence of similarities

a tutor wouldn't look twice at a score of like 20 (out of a 100), it's only once your essay gets to like 50 that the marker might call you in and ask what happened

especially at undergraduate level, it's highly unlikely you'll come up with a truly original idea because what you're doing has been done by thousands of people before you - many of your essays will be literature reviews
2
reply
_gcx
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#5
Report 1 week ago
#5
No idea how you'd manage to produce something identical enough to an existing work purely by chance... Bear in mind that it isn't ideas, it is matched text.
0
reply
Mr Wednesday
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#6
Report 1 week ago
#6
(Original post by HoldThisL)
... a tutor wouldn't look twice at a score of like 20 (out of a 100), it's only once your essay gets to like 50 that the marker might call you in and ask what happened
That depends on the subject and context. I just took a critical "tutors eye view" at a round of lab report submissions and anything over 5% got reviewed in more detail. Turnitin flags up single lines of text or more with clickable links to potential sources for a reviewer. 20% can be fine if its lots of little snippets that are just common phrases, or are well identified and references quotes or book / paper titles in the Bibliography. 2% of gratuitous cut n' paste from an unreferenced source all in one paragraph can be deeply problematic.
0
reply
Anagogic
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#7
(Original post by Mr Wednesday)
That depends on the subject and context. I just took a critical "tutors eye view" at a round of lab report submissions and anything over 5% got reviewed in more detail. Turnitin flags up single lines of text or more with clickable links to potential sources for a reviewer. 20% can be fine if its lots of little snippets that are just common phrases, or are well identified and references quotes or book / paper titles in the Bibliography. 2% of gratuitous cut n' paste from an unreferenced source all in one paragraph can be deeply problematic.
What if your essay title only allows for a descriptive response?
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • University of Surrey
    All subjects except Veterinary Medicine and Guildford School of Acting Undergraduate
    Wed, 20 Nov '19
  • The University of Law
    Solicitor Series: Discover Your Type of Law - LPC and GDL - Birmingham campus Postgraduate
    Wed, 20 Nov '19
  • Buckinghamshire New University
    Postgraduate and professional courses Postgraduate
    Wed, 20 Nov '19

Have you made up your mind on your five uni choices? (November update)

Yes I know where I'm applying (98)
70.5%
No I haven't decided yet (26)
18.71%
Yes but I might change my mind (15)
10.79%

Watched Threads

View All