Summary: 'Cut and paste' essays get delete treatment at UCSB http://search.newspress.com/2005/03/13/031305plagiarism.htm
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'Cut and paste' essays get delete treatment at
By MORGAN GREEN
NEWS-PRESS STAFF WRITER
Special software can detect material that has been lifted from the Internet
UCSB librarian Sarah Pritchard's first name was incorrect in a Sunday story about plagiarism by college
Responding to a dramatic rise in Internet plagiarism, UCSB now has a
counter-move: a computerized service that detects students who "copy and
paste" the work of others and turn it in as their own.
UCSB's "home-grown" service that professors can sign up for at no cost
was unveiled this month after two years of development. The service
compares the thousands of homework essays professors receive each term
with the information on the vast Internet, and other students' work.
The hope is that the service, called PAIRwise, proves so valuable that all
UCSB professors who assign essays will use it, and other colleges pick it up as well.