Total Posts:10|Showing Posts:1-10
Jump to topic:

How do you detect plagiarism?

famer
Posts: 679
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/26/2012 5:35:47 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
How do you know that someone's argument is partially or completely plagiarised?

I guess when someone does plagiarise their arguments, it might sound dodgy while they "debate", but how do you find out which site they used to plagiarise with?

For example, 16k managed to find out that his opposition plagiarised 99% of their entire argument in this debate:

http://www.debate.org...

How did he manage to find out which site his opponent used to plagiarise their arguments from? Was this pure researching or use of a program?
abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc abc
Ron-Paul
Posts: 2,557
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/26/2012 5:44:47 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
It's usually very hard to tell. But 16k knows all the sources, so he is more inclined to know what is plagiarized and what isn't.

I've never understood plagiarism anyway. First, you're losing conduct, and second, you should post the source that you got it from because that would count towards the source points.
wiploc
Posts: 1,485
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/26/2012 8:17:58 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/26/2012 5:35:47 AM, famer wrote:
How do you know that someone's argument is partially or completely plagiarised?

When it feels like someone is writing suspiciously well, and you look back up and see that her diction wasn't this good in the previous paragraph, then you look for distinctive phrasing, and do a Google search for that phrase.
16kadams
Posts: 10,497
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/26/2012 9:03:36 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/26/2012 5:35:47 AM, famer wrote:
How do you know that someone's argument is partially or completely plagiarised?

I guess when someone does plagiarise their arguments, it might sound dodgy while they "debate", but how do you find out which site they used to plagiarise with?

For example, 16k managed to find out that his opposition plagiarised 99% of their entire argument in this debate:

http://www.debate.org...

How did he manage to find out which site his opponent used to plagiarise their arguments from? Was this pure researching or use of a program?

I read that article before so it sounded fishy
https://www.youtube.com...
https://rekonomics.wordpress.com...
"A trend is a trend, but the question is, will it bend? Will it alter its course through some unforeseen force and come to a premature end?" -- Alec Cairncross
yoda878
Posts: 902
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/26/2012 9:17:36 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
If they sound like they are writing well but just kinda weird I copy their words and put it in the google box..... walla
Me
Microsuck
Posts: 1,562
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/26/2012 9:28:55 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
There are sites like http://www.paperrater.com... that check for plagarism. I use the site all the time to check grammar and other things. It isn't perfect as when I quote a Bible or Qur'an verse it normally gives it as plagarism. However, when I look at the links, if it is cited I ignore it.
Wall of Fail

Devil worship much? - SD
Newsflash: Atheists do not believe in the Devil! - Me
Newsflash: I doesnt matter if you think you do or not.....You do - SD

"you [imabench] are very naive and so i do not consider your opinions as having any merit. you must still be in highschool" - falconduler
yoda878
Posts: 902
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/26/2012 9:45:00 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/26/2012 9:28:55 AM, Microsuck wrote:
There are sites like http://www.paperrater.com... that check for plagarism. I use the site all the time to check grammar and other things. It isn't perfect as when I quote a Bible or Qur'an verse it normally gives it as plagarism. However, when I look at the links, if it is cited I ignore it

You just joined my AWESOME club.... Thanks for this site I just bookmarked it, not for plagiarism but just for me. :)
Me
Microsuck
Posts: 1,562
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/26/2012 10:21:14 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/26/2012 9:45:00 AM, yoda878 wrote:
At 7/26/2012 9:28:55 AM, Microsuck wrote:
There are sites like http://www.paperrater.com... that check for plagarism. I use the site all the time to check grammar and other things. It isn't perfect as when I quote a Bible or Qur'an verse it normally gives it as plagarism. However, when I look at the links, if it is cited I ignore it

You just joined my AWESOME club.... Thanks for this site I just bookmarked it, not for plagiarism but just for me. :)

Not a problem. Glad you could find the site useful.
Wall of Fail

Devil worship much? - SD
Newsflash: Atheists do not believe in the Devil! - Me
Newsflash: I doesnt matter if you think you do or not.....You do - SD

"you [imabench] are very naive and so i do not consider your opinions as having any merit. you must still be in highschool" - falconduler
000ike
Posts: 11,196
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/26/2012 11:13:12 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Debaters have a peculiar sentence structure that lets the reader know that he is addressing something and someone. When someone plagiarizes, the tone of the material is different...more a rapid fire of facts and information. So when you read it, it seems a little off.
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
vmpire321
Posts: 4,731
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
7/26/2012 12:08:35 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/26/2012 9:17:36 AM, yoda878 wrote:
If they sound like they are writing well but just kinda weird I copy their words and put it in the google box..... walla

^ Google everything