Thursday, March 6, 2014

TurnItIn identifies 10 ways to rip off others’ work

The degree on a scale of 0 to 10 to which types of plagiarism are considered problematic: Clone at 9.5, CTRL-C at 7.4, Find-Replace at 1.2, Remix at .5, Recycle at 2.8, Hybrid at 1.1, Mashup at 4.4, 404 Error at 1.3, Aggregator at 2.9 and Re-tweet at .5
Detail from an infographic
by The degree
on a scale of 0 to 10
to which types of plagiarism
are considered problematic
In an infographic, TurnItIn identifies and provides examples of 10 types of plagiarism.

“Each type of plagiarism has been given a digital moniker to reflect the significant role that the Internet and social media play in student writing.”

It’s worthwhile viewing for anyone who works with composing or editing of text.

The Plagiarism Spectrum,” according to TurnItIn, “moves plagiarism beyond the black-and-white definition of ‘literary theft’ to one that captures the nuances of how plagiarism can take form in student writing, with a severity scale based on student intent.”

A full study, which presents results from 879 secondary and higher-education teachers, is also available for download.

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