Dr Ann Rogerson of the University of Wollongong’s blog post on online paraphrasing tools in three points:
« Paraphrasing shows how well someone understands other person’s ideas ».
« These tools are a significant threat to academic integrity ».
« Text matching software such as Turnitin® have difficulty in detecting the use of online paraphrasing tools ».
What can we do about it? I agree with Dr. Ann Rogerson : Educate! Let’s teach our students how to paraphrase, why it is important to do so correctly and how the online software is doing it poorly.