The extent of non-original language that’s acceptable within a work is highly variable. In the instance of Law, where you want students to extensively cite legislation or decisions, anything less than 40% might indicate the student is giving you an opinion piece rather than genuine analysis of the law.
Conversely, the alarm bells go off for me when the rating is 0%. That can be indicative of a paper from a paper mill.
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Academic Integrity Matters Ambassadors (AIMA) is a society which aims to improve academic integrity culture among students through various activities such as seminars, competitions and surveys. It was founded in February 2014 and is run by students who are passionate about the topic of academic integrity.
For more information, see the AIMA Leaflet.
30 minutes of your time vs hours searching for plagiarism in your student’s work??
If that sounds like a deal, check out this 30 minute three step guide to designing out “fake learning” and encouraging meaningful student activity and engagement.
Would you accept a “hectic work schedule” and “chaotic note taking” as an excuse for plagiarism?
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