If you want to know whether your document adheres to the university prescribed norms, we can help you by testing it using the plagiarism testing software. It compares billions of documents in order to find duplicated text in assignments, papers, websites and more. Plagiarism is morally wrong and we do not support it in any form. Read More
When you submit academic content for evaluation or publishing, it needs to be an original representation of your thoughts and efforts. This does not mean that you cannot be inspired by other’s research, it means that you need to provide credit where it is due. When you present someone else’s thoughts and ideas as your own and do not acknowledge their contribution, it is known as plagiarism. While you might not intentionally plagiarise someone’s work, it is not only an ethical issue, but also a serious breach of institutional guidelines.
Most institutions take plagiarism very seriously and have dedicated software for detecting it. Universities use different options such as Turnitin or Urkund to find copied material. Plagiarism checking software generates a ‘similarity score’, which gives the user a rough idea of how much of the content has been copied from other sources. A Similarity Index up to 20% are generally considered acceptable for submission.
It might be tempting to submit your essay or thesis to an online tool, especially one that’s free of charge, but there’s a hidden cost that not many people talk about. Submitting your essay to these sites means that it is included in their database and future essays will be cross-verified against it. So when your university submits your final copy of an essay or paper to check for plagiarism, the similarity score value will be extremely high and that can land you in a lot of trouble.