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[Xmca-l] Re: Help with Plagiarism software

It's Weber-Wulff.  Though Wuff sounds nice :-)

An example:


On 02/07/2014 17:30, Mack, Nancy J. wrote:
See the work of Weber and Wuff for a study about the ineffectiveness of software.


Dr. Nancy Mack
Professor of English

From: xmca-l-bounces+nancy.mack=wright.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu <xmca-l-bounces+nancy.mack=wright.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu> on behalf of Charles Bazerman <bazerman@education.ucsb.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 11:43 PM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Help with Plagiarism software

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.

----- 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.

Dr. Elinami Swai
Senior Lecturer
Associate Dean
Coordinator, Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Education
Open University of Tanzania
P.O.Box 23409
Cell: (255) 076-722-8353; (255) 068-722-8353

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