Plagiarism Checking

What is Plagiarism?

The New Oxford Dictionary defines plagiarism as:

"The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one's own."

How does Proofers check for Plagiarism?

Proofers carry out a final check for plagiarism to ensure that your writing is original and correctly cited before returning your work to you for submission. We have partnered with one of industries leading plagiarism report providers to check the originality of your work. Your text will be compared against millions of online sources which includes 'active and archived web pages' and 'published journals, magazines and books’.

The Plagiarism Report

Proofers will provide you with a plagiarism report. Within this report you will find:

  • Highlighted Matching Text – Areas within the report which are highlighted, indicate text which the check has found matches against. This does not necessarily mean the text has been plagiarised, as it may be a direct quote. It will be your responsibility to verify each highlighted section to ensure the text is correctly cited.
  • Similarity Score – The report will include a percentage score at the top of the report. This score is calculated by identifying how much of your text matches other source material.
  • Sources – A list of sources will be provided so you are able to view the matching content against the text in your document.

Why use Proofers to check for plagiarism?

Educational institutions regard plagiarism as a very serious offence, which may lead to zero marks, course failure and possible disciplinary action.

Plagiarism is often unintentional and you may not realise you have accidentally plagiarised other work. Proofers will perform a thorough check of published papers for similar work and missing citations, so you can ensure your text is cited accurately.

Important Information

  • Unlike other plagiarism checking providers, your document will not be saved anywhere online. There is no need to worry about any future comparisons that may or may not take place.
  • If your document contains a bibliography, then this will be excluded from the similarity score.

The endless problems plagiarism can cause!

 
FAILURE:
Poor subject knowledge and as a result you may fail the subject...
LEGAL ACTION:
Student may face expulsion and prosecution...
EMPLOYMENT:
Student may find it difficult to find employment...
REPUTATION:
Plagiarism can impact your self-esteem and confidence...