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[Xmca-l] Re: Help with Plagiarism software



Thank you Bob and Chuck.
I had suspected there would be an easier way than paying so much money.

Elinami

On 7/2/14, Charles Bazerman <bazerman@education.ucsb.edu> wrote:
> There was some discussion of this issue on the Writing list WPA-L some time
> ago and the archives are open if you want to search.  if I remember the gist
> it was that google scholar searches were much more reliable as were several
> open access alternatives to Turnitin and similar products. In my own
> experience i found a simple system of doing exact word searches on the most
> sophisticated formulations, of perhaps a sentence or long phrase in length,
> from papers I suspected.  It almost always took me rapidly to the copied
> source.  Then once the suspicion was confirmed I could do more thorough text
> comparisons, as well as looking for other cut and paste sources.
>
> Chuck
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Robert Lake <boblake@georgiasouthern.edu>
> Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 8:09 pm
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Help with Plagiarism software
> To: "eXtended Mind, Culture Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
>
>> Google scholar works pretty well
>> On Jul 1, 2014 7:41 PM, "Elinami Swai" <swaiev@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > My university is in the process of instituting plagiarism check for
>> > all the MA and PhD theses and dissertations.
>> > The IT guys say it is too expensive (about US $ 50,000) and this has
>> > led to shelving the idea for now. I will appreciate if anybody can
>> > give me a pointer and options.
>> >
>> > Kind Regards.
>> > Elinami
>> >
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>> > Senior Lecturer
>> > Associate Dean
>> > Coordinator, Postgraduate Studies
>> > Faculty of Education
>> > Open University of Tanzania
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>> > Dar-Es-Salaam
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>> > 0230102484
>> >
>


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Dr. Elinami Swai
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Associate Dean
Coordinator, Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Education
Open University of Tanzania
P.O.Box 23409
Dar-Es-Salaam
Tell:255-022-2668992/2668820/2668445/26687455
 Fax:022-2668759
Cell: (255) 076-722-8353; (255) 068-722-8353
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