The Most Common Forms of Student Plagiarism

Writing papers for school can sometimes be a tedious task. Between the reading, researching, and sometimes needing to come up with your own opinion, finding the right words to write -see what I did there- can be somewhat difficult. When you accidentally forget the necessary requirements of quoting and citing your sources, you may find yourself guilty of committing plagiarism. Let’s take a look at the most common types of student plagiarism.

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How to Prove You Didn’t Commit Plagiarism

As the semester is starting to come to a close, the topics for final papers are also pouring in. The majority of papers in high school, college, and post-graduate studies will require at least one research paper to be written at the end of the semester. Follow our steps on how to write your papers and prove you didn’t commit plagiarism before you even hand the paper in!

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How plagiarism detection helps your company

plagiarism detection finds duplicate content on the web

There are many reasons why stealing words from another person is wrong, some more obvious than others. But aside from ethical reasons, there are other ways duplicate content can harm your work. Read on to find out why:

SEO Algorithms:

With Google algorithms constantly changing, it’s important to understand which search terms will be the best for your website. If someone has stolen content from your site, this will change how high up your website will appear. Directing traffic to a competitor is the easiest way to lose followers and in turn, money.

New Freelancers:

When hiring outside agents, it’s hard to know someone’s work when they are writing on behalf of your company for the first time. While you may provide training for your employees, freelancers and contracted workers may not adhere to the same rules. Always scan for plagiarism in their work before you publish it on your site.

Speech Writers:

A few months ago, Melania Trump broke the internet for what may be one of the biggest plagiarism scandals ever. During the 2016 Republican National Convention, Melania’s speech included passages from a speech Michelle Obama had previously given. When Jarrett Hill heard the speech, he recognized the phrases from the First Lady immediately. Speech writers need to be careful that inspiration shouldn’t be swapped for plagiarism.

Research Journal Publishers

Research is conducted on the basis that facts are being provided and new research is taking place. If a researcher takes claims from someone else, their research is no longer valid. Editors and publishers have to go to great lengths to assure the work in their journals is new. Scanning for plagiarism lessens this feat in a major way.

Information Leaks

Data leaks are the new threat to all kinds of companies. From Sony to Yahoo, Target to AshleyMadison, our information seems to be more and more at risk of being stolen and shown to the wrong eyes. A routine scan of your content through the internet will let you know first if your content is somewhere it shouldn’t be.

Before publishing something to your site, be sure to check your content is original. Try Copyleaks for Businesses and our API today.

5 Must-do’s in School This Fall


With Labor Day in the distant past, we all know the feeling of school being in full swing. As the leaves start to change color and we get settled in our routines, it’s important to remember how to ace more than your grades!

Here are the 5 things to guarantee a great fall semester:

1.Schedule time to work on your assignments

Students are more likely to do better in school when they plan ahead. Block out a chunk of time to complete your assignments every day. If you know a big test or paper is coming up, plan ahead to have extra time. When you finish early, you’ll thank yourself and your calendar!

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