All there is to know about 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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February 2020

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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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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April 2019

PLAGIARISM News | March 2019 | Artisanal plagiarism, copyrights, new reform, and people

3 Apr 2019|All there is to know about plagiarism, Press and media|

Artisanal counterfeiting Nadia makes clothes from her imagination and creativity to satisfy her Tunisian customers. Thanks to her customers, this young designer realized  that her ideas had been used by a wholesaler. Her artisanal designs had been copied for sale on the Internet.  "Creations that have required hours of work, drawing, reflection, testing and development [...]

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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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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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May 2018

Plagiarism NEWS | APRIL 2018 | Kanye West, Stranger Things, and Bitcoin…

15 May 2018|All there is to know about plagiarism, Press and media|

Plagiarism in the world of cryptocurrency Mr. Wright, a famous scientist in the world of cryptocurrency has been charged with plagiarism regarding one of his patents. Indeed, there are relatively strong similarities between some of his calculations outlined in his paper, and those in a document written by two Japanese authors. In his defense, Mr. Wright stated that [...]

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April 2018

Plagiarism NEWS l MARCH 2018 l Star Wars, Shakespeare, and some musical plagiarism…

4 Apr 2018|All there is to know about plagiarism, Press and media|

The plagiarism of a galaxy far, far away ... For the upcoming release of "Solo: A Star Wars Story", Disney has revealed the promotional posters for the film. High in color, elegant and original ... Original? Not really.. Shortly after being posted on the Internet, the posters sparked controversy.  Indeed, Mr. Bahous, an independent graphic designer [...]

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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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PLAGIARISM News | February 2018 | Politics, technology… plagiarism is everywhere, every day

2 Mar 2018|All there is to know about plagiarism, Press and media|

Does political plagiarism exist ? Can we really talk about plagiarism in politics ? It's a question that we can ask to yourself, with this Italy's five stars movement (M5S). Indeed, after a study of the M5S's economical program, the website Il Post put under the light that 11 on 20 chapters were plagiarised. Thoses plagiarised [...]

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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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We met you at BETT SHOW 2018 !

23 Feb 2018|All there is to know about plagiarism, Events, What's new at Compilatio?|

An exhibition specialised in education and technology: the BETT Show! The BETT Show took place in London, from 23 to 26 January 2018. One goal: to bring together professionals and specilists of education, with innovative technologies that will make it possible to access the education of tomorrow. Compilatio was at BETT Show ! Compilatio was there to meet [...]

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PLAGIARISM NEWS | January 2018 | Accused of plagiarism ?

2 Feb 2018|All there is to know about plagiarism, Press and media|

Guillermo Del Toro is accused of plagiarising After its release, Shape of Water was a real success amoung public, but also amoung members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Oscar, who nominated him for 13 awards. However, the entourage of Paul Zindel noticed similarities between this film and one of the late artist's plays. [...]

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January 2018

Plagiarized theses? Russian universities in trouble

23 Jan 2018|All there is to know about plagiarism, Press and media|

Record scores in terms of plagiarized theses Plagiarized theses in Russia? In any case this would have revealed the community of experts Dissernet in an "anti-ranking" on Russian higher education, with variables as the number of plagiarized theses. And the scores are scary, here are some examples: Moscow State Pedagogical University (MGPU), 232 plagiarized theses [...]

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Raising awareness about plagiarism: The University of Pavia (Italy) enters the scene

23 Jan 2018|All there is to know about plagiarism, Events, Uncategorized|

Raising awareness to change behaviors The fight against plagiarism necessarily involves raising awareness among students. The University of Pavia understands this and organizes training on "copy-and-paste" and good documentary research and citation practices. The objective of this training is to explain the interest of prevention tools to plagiarism, made available by Compilatio, and to show [...]

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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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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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October 2017

Didacta, the education show in Italia

3 Oct 2017|All there is to know about plagiarism, Events, What's new at Compilatio?|

Thanks for visiting us ! With more than 20000 visitors, 150 exponents, and 100 workshops, the first edition of Didacta in Italia, which took place from 27 to 29 September, is a true success! We want to thank you for coming to our stand, and to have taken the time to talk with us about the [...]

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September 2017

Fighting for Copyrights : September’s Events

27 Sep 2017|All there is to know about plagiarism, Press and media|

Can animals have some copyrights for what they are doing? After the "Monkey Selfie" case, it's a valid question. During this case, a photographer was being charged with using a monkey picture which didn't belong to him, but to the monkey, because it took the picture by itself... This is technically a violation of copyrights. [...]

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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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June 2014

PLAGIARISM POLICIES IN FRANCE IN 2013 : FULL REPORT

24 Jun 2014|All there is to know about plagiarism|

by Irene Glendinning October 2013 Information about policies and procedures for plagiarism in France was collected through : The three levels of on-line surveys (students, teachers, senior managers) available in French; Student focus groups; Structured interviews with academics, university senior managers and individuals concerned with academic integrity and research from national and regional independent organisations [...]

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