Preventing plagiarism

September 2020

What do teachers think about academic integrity?

15 Sep 2020|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism|

Academic integrity in students' coursework may seem like a given for certain teachers. For others, achieving this academic integrity is seen as a winding and difficult road to follow. Still, it would be nice to be sure that students wrote their own homework, rather than copied answers from the internet. More specifically, it would be [...]

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A primary source cited by a secondary source: Should you cite them both?

10 Sep 2020|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism|

Simon is in the final year of his Law Degree. He must write a final thesis to earn his diploma. Several times during his research, he found some quotes in which the source's author cites another source. He wonders whether he should cite the original source and/or the cited source. Is this considered a double [...]

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April 2020

Suspected plagiarism in student work… how should you react?

22 Apr 2020|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism|

Grading research papers is an inherent part of a teaching career. Whether it's an internship report, dissertation, thesis or any other writing that needs to be graded, academic integrity is equally important. Indeed, to avoid plagiarism, all duplicated content must be clearly indicated, at a minimum, with quotation marks and the original author mentioned. As [...]

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Rules of the road, Plagiarism prevention | 1 goal: responsible behaviour

9 Apr 2020|Preventing plagiarism|

Why compare ROAD SAFETY and PLAGIARISM PREVENTION? The students of today are the professionals of tomorrow. In their working lives, they will have to demonstrate respect and integrity. It's best if they can develop these qualities during their studies. Compilatio collaborates with many secondary and higher-education institutions to reinforce plagiarism prevention. To increase efficiency, our [...]

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March 2020

An effective bibliography: great, but how?

27 Mar 2020|Preventing plagiarism, Uncategorized|

When writing a dissertation, thesis or any other research-based assignment, the bibliography is important and will impact the final grade. It references the list of sources used during your documentary research. The bibliography generally appears at the end of the work, before the appendices. It can have different names: index, collection of references, works cited, [...]

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February 2020

Sources in a slideshow = recommended or mandatory?

14 Feb 2020|Preventing plagiarism, Uncategorized|

Cecilia and her group are scheduled to give a presentation in a few days. She loves this kind of assignment since it allows her to bring out her creative side with appealing visuals. She knows that all written assignments must cite sources. But what about her slideshow?   Slideshows, an increasingly prevalent part of coursework [...]

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Why is plagiarism prohibited? What are my incentives to respect copyright?

3 Feb 2020|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism|

The development of the Internet makes it easier to share knowledge. Now, an image, book or even music can easily be made accessible and pirated. Knowledge belongs to everyone. In this regard, some people question the usefulness of citing original works and authors. Why is plagiarism prohibited? What reasons do I have to respect copyright? [...]

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January 2020

Student plagiarism: Create an educational learning opportunity

3 Jan 2020|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism|

During their career, every teacher will face cases of plagiarism. Some resort to punishment, while others opt for leniency. The importance of the assignment greatly influences the approach adopted. When possible, the teacher can turn an alarming situation into a teaching opportunity. How can this be done? This is a time to identify the possible [...]

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December 2019

5 tips to avoid plagiarism

11 Dec 2019|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism|

Under the pressure of the Publish or Perish system, plagiarism is spreading throughout academia. It is a phenomenon that is difficult to quantify , even though , judging from blogs about the topic, PhD theses where this problem is visible are legion.5 tips to avoid plagiarizing... Accidentally or not. #1 KNOW THE RULES... "Research is [...]

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November 2019

Reading efficiently : You have everything to gain!

29 Nov 2019|Preventing plagiarism|

As a student, do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the amount of documents you have to browse through, read and digest ? Then, this article is for you! We will explain in a few paragraphs the benefits you will gain from reading efficiently. We will also explain to you how to do it! What is [...]

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Why use royalty-free images and graphics during class?

20 Nov 2019|Preventing plagiarism, Uncategorized|

Teddy is working on a presentation for class next week. To be sure to do it correctly, he followed the advice given in the article "Using Digital Graphics to Make Appealing Visual Presentations". He wants to use images and graphics.The presentation will not be distributed beyond the class.  Teddy asks himself if he should use [...]

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October 2019

Quotation rules to avoid plagiarism

10 Oct 2019|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism, Uncategorized|

When writing an internship report, a thesis or a research piece, you must use citations for all quotes. Sources must be mentioned in the body of the text and at the bottom of the page. The bibliography appears at the end of the assignment, with a list of detailed sources.   There are several ways [...]

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August 2019

Paraphrase = plagiarism?

2 Aug 2019|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism, Uncategorized|

Franck works in a vocational school this year, he thinks that if you change a few words in a quote, you don't have to quote the author. The Cambridge Dictionary defines paraphrase as "the same thing written or spoken using different words, often in a simpler and shorter form that makes the original meaning clearer". [...]

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July 2019

Translation = plagiarism?

31 Jul 2019|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism, Uncategorized|

Manon is in the writing process of her thesis. She wondered: "I found an interesting text in a language other than English. If I translate it, should I mention the source?" The search for information is becoming international Since the arrival of the Internet, knowledge sharing has become easier and automatic translators have made accessing [...]

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Using Digital Graphics to Make Appealing Visual Presentations

24 Jul 2019|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism, Uncategorized|

The connection with your audience The first 90 seconds should serve to connect with your audience. Here are some ideas to help you to do this: Ask an engaging question Use impactful numbers Show pictures and ask your audience to guess what you are going to talk about Talk about a general fact and then [...]

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February 2019

3 notorious cases of PLAGIARISM exposed by internauts

20 Feb 2019|Press and media, Preventing plagiarism|

With the amount of celebrities caught in the most sordid internet scandals, you might think that most people would finally figure out that nothing stays hidden for long in today's online society. Nonetheless, let's take a look at 3 famous cases of plagiarism discovered and exposed by the almighty Internaut. A famous primatologist plagiarizes wikipedia [...]

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December 2018

Temptation to Plagiarise: 4 Tips to Avoid it

10 Dec 2018|Preventing plagiarism, Uncategorized|

Do you feel as if you don’t have enough time ? Do you believe you are not proficient enough to provide sufficient answers to the topic you’re dealing with? Copying and pasting others’ ideas from websites seems to be a common practice. So why shouldn’t you ? There are numerous reasons to plagiarise contents to [...]

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November 2018

Are you a good digital citizen ?

28 Nov 2018|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism|

Do you regularly browse on Internet from your computer, Smartphone or tablet and think the web holds no secrets for you ? Have you heard of Digital citizenship ? Do you believe to exhibit responsible behavior while online? This article helps you to be a smarter user of digital technologies. What is a digital citizen ? [...]

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October 2018

PLAGIARISM NEWS | Summer 2018 | An uninspired writter and plagiarised songs

16 Oct 2018|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism|

 Plagiarism changed his life An IGN professional copies amateur's work by plagiarising it. Indeed, his opinion on the video game "Dead Cells" was identical to the opinion of an amateur youtuber called Deadite. As a reader of the IGN website, he realises the trickery and makes a video to ask for advices on the process to [...]

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September 2018

Discover the new posters of Plagiarism Prevention

18 Sep 2018|Preventing plagiarism, What's new at Compilatio?|

Boost your communication with our new posters to prevent plagiarism Compilatio wanted to renew its communication towards students by creating new plagiarism prevention posters. They look more modern with the cartoon and offbeat aspect. They feature two characters: a "superhero" not always super-inspired with his trainee. Against all odds, it is the trainee who puts in the right way his trainer [...]

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June 2018

PLAGIARISM NEWS | May 2018 | Samsung X Apple, a First Lady

25 Jun 2018|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism|

Samsung VS Apple During seven years, the two companies have faced each other a several times about the question of plagiarism. The case has recently ended, and the American justice said that Apple won thanks to those patents : Colored icon on a black screen Rectangular front face with round angle on the smartphone The functionality [...]

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Compilatio and the National Exhibition of Scientific Projects

1 Jun 2018|Events, Preventing plagiarism, What's new at Compilatio?|

National Exhibition of Scientific Projects While traveling across the Atlantic, the team of Compilatio visited the National Science Projects Expo hosted by Youth Science Canada. This event was a great opportunity to discover the 2 or 3 best projects by region among the 458 projects, and find the winning project. These projects were all done by [...]

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March 2018

Discover how they deal with plagiarism issues

15 Mar 2018|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism|

"In 2007 the schools and media department (SEM) surveyed the market for similarity detection software to complete its provision, and this was the beginning of our constructive collaboration with Compilatio. […] all the 4,600 pieces of written work submitted by students every year are analysed by Compilatio […] a huge majority of our users are very satisfied, and [...]

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February 2018

Communication through Videos for Plagiarism Prevention in student’s written works

27 Feb 2018|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism, Uncategorized|

The University of Geneva and its short video to prevent (acciental) plagiarism In order to fight plagiarism, the University of Geneva created a short video staging its own students. To enable students to better understand the notion of plagiarism as well as related issues, it is necessary to make students actors of their own prevention. The video of the [...]

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January 2018

Universities, students, and plagiarism : a growing issue ?

5 Jan 2018|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism|

What is happening in universities ? “I was completely shocked because I hadn’t realised I’d done it” When a student learnt that she had plagiarism in her essay, she said that she didn't even notice that she did it. In the end, she had to re-write her essay, while having a constant fear of plagiarism in her head. The [...]

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December 2017

News for November : Disney’s Plagiarism ?

7 Dec 2017|All there is to know about plagiarism, Press and media, Preventing plagiarism|

Disney, an apple and a little bit of humor... Disney's plagiarism ? It's on TMZ website that the case of Disney plagiarism started. Jaime Ciera states that Disney -and some others-, must have plagiarised one of his song in the movie "Frozen". It's not the first time that Frozen and more precisely "Let It Go" [...]

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COMPILATIO AT BETT SHOW 2018 IN LONDON

1 Dec 2017|Events, Preventing plagiarism, What's new at Compilatio?|

PREVENTING PLAGIARISM WITH POSITIVE SOLUTIONS The Compilatio's team will go to London from 24th to 27th January 2018 to attend Bett Show. This show dedicated to Education Technologies (EdTech) will allow education professionnals to discover how to prevent plagiarism with positive solutions. The perfect moment to discover Compilatio Global Offer for effective plagiarism awereness Compilatio is [...]

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November 2017

News for October : When humor and plagiarism merges

3 Nov 2017|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism|

French comedians and the plagiarism The scene of French humor was shaken late this month of October. Indeed, several videos on Youtube have revealed that some French comedians are strongly inspired by stand-up celebrities in America. French comedians plagiarism Alibaba vs WeChat Alibaba as been charged -again- for plagiarism against WeChat. It's not the first [...]

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September 2017

University of Padova and anti-plagiarism prevention

11 Sep 2017|Events, Preventing plagiarism|

The University of Padova against plagiarism! Right after the start of the academic year in early September, the Padova University decided to organise a “Digital Week” from September 11 to 15, about plagiarism fighting, for the entire teaching team! During this week, teachers will learn how to use Moodle, and more precisely about the Compilatio plug-in to detect [...]

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May 2017

The power of Paraphrasing

29 May 2017|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism|

In a previous article, we demonstrated the advantages of adequately citing sources to avoid being accused of plagiarism. (Read the article). Today, we will focus on paraphrasing: an essential citation technique that you ought to master in order to successfully tackle your written projects!  Paraphrasing: 3 traps to avoid Excessively close paraphrasing  Paraphrasing does not [...]

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Great tips to avoid plagiarism

29 May 2017|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism, Uncategorized|

Plagiarizing when writing an assignment or a research paper is unethical. And it could have severe repercussions on your academic or career future: from simple rewriting to paper retraction, from reduced grade to grade loss for students, or loss of reputation for professionals or academics. Yet it may be difficult to understand it, hence, to [...]

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To cite well to avoid accusations!

29 May 2017|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism|

3 good reasons to use citations To prove your thoroughness and commitment Inserting citations in your work will allow you to comply with the instructions of your teachers, who, in a number of writing tasks, require you to include some bibliographic references in order to prove that you have gathered enough information about your subject. [...]

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With Zotero, your bibliography in just a few clicks!

29 May 2017|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism|

A magic and intuitive tool Zotero AUTOMATICALLY organises your digital references by their title, author, date, place of publication… Then, it’s very easy to add them, in the format of your choice, directly as a footnote or to insert them into your bibliography. All this is possible thanks to an intuitive 3-column interface that enables [...]

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Beware of self-plagiarism

29 May 2017|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism, Uncategorized|

The mandatory rule When working on an individual written production, (report, dissertation, thesis, article or essay..) whenever existing texts are quoted, it is imperative to apply citation rules even if the author is the same as the original document. Since it is a different work, it is important to lay out what constitutes the «old» production and [...]

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April 2015

BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES

20 Apr 2015|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism|

When writing your bibliography, the following rules are applied depending on the nature of the source : BOOK SURNAME, Christian Name (Year). Title. Place : Publisher. Number of pages. Example : MOORE, Geoffrey (2006). Crossing the Chasm. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. 227 p. REVIEW SURNAME, Christian Name (Year). “Article Title.” Title of periodical. Volume number. [...]

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IDENTIFYING WHAT YOU HAVE BORROWED PROPERLY

20 Apr 2015|All there is to know about plagiarism, Preventing plagiarism|

WHY ? The right to quote comes with a duty: the obligation to identify your quotations. This identification is done according to some conventions, the most obvious being the use of quotation marks. These rules allow the reader to : 1. See where the quotations are located in the text. It is then possible to [...]

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August 2013

A DEFINITION OF PLAGIARISM

1 Aug 2013|Preventing plagiarism|

    "Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions," and the representation of them as one's own original work.[1][2] The idea remains problematic with unclear definitions and unclear rules.[3][4][5] The modern concept of plagiarism as immoral and originality as an ideal emerged in Europe only in the 18th century, particularly with the Romantic movement. Plagiarism is considered academic [...]

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February 2012

WHY PREVENT PLAGIARISM?

15 Feb 2012|Preventing plagiarism|

THE REALITY OF PLAGIARISM Pupils are often assessed based on their essays, which should require them to research a subject and acquire knowledge, then adapt it to suit their own requirements before reproducing it in their own words. The Internet has now become the preferred source of documentation for students. Unfortunately, this medium makes it [...]

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