Close

Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Essay jumbler ?

  1. #1
    DF VIP Member Fear345's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    entebbe
    Posts
    3,180
    Thanks
    180
    Thanked:        437
    Karma Level
    552

    Default Essay jumbler ?

    Anyone heard of such a thing as a essay jumbler ? I heard a discussion on a radio program that students have been known to use such a program to jumble up a essay so it reads different when submitted.
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

  2. #2
    DF Jedi supraman54's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    NW Kent
    Posts
    1,278
    Thanks
    440
    Thanked:        350
    Karma Level
    322

    Default Re: Essay jumbler ?

    I believe the same sort of program was used by internet marketers to make an article different multiple times..
    When it's submitted to an article site or blog multiple times it increases Googles pickup and so gives the marketer a better presence on the
    web
    This was a few years ago though so likely Googles more wise to it now..
    anyway that was the software you speak of I think..

    supe
    https://www.speedtest.net/result/2920820230.png

  3. #3
    DF Super Moderator MrTeajunkie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    4,948
    Thanks
    2,207
    Thanked:        2,374
    Karma Level
    609

    Default Re: Essay jumbler ?

    Plagiarism.
    there's many tools online to check for it so don't try it you will get caught.
    a student at my daughters college got thrown out for doing just that.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Instagram and twitter @mrteajunkie.
    I make mugs, keyrings, coasters, T-shirt’s and decals.

  4. #4
    DF PiMP ek247's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    358
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked:        4
    Karma Level
    235

    Default Re: Essay jumbler ?

    Turnitin is what most colleges and universities use. Extremely effective at finiding where content was copied from.

  5. #5
    DF PiMP Bobby Bouché's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    366
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked:        46
    Karma Level
    258

    Default Re: Essay jumbler ?

    Do not bother trying to use Jumble software. Get caught and it's sticks like mud at an academic level. Career over before it's even begun.

    Like ek247 says they use Turnitin.

    I am currently in Uni myself and we are warned if we are caught its pretty much game over.

  6. #6
    DF VIP Member
    beansontoast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Korova
    Posts
    5,453
    Thanks
    781
    Thanked:        662
    Karma Level
    675

    Default Re: Essay jumbler ?

    I was told about some French students who translated a copied assignment into French and then back to English to try to get past turnitin. What they ended up submitting was gibberish.
    No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...

  7. #7
    DF Jedi Zippeyrude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    4,334
    Thanks
    243
    Thanked:        803
    Karma Level
    523

    Default Re: Essay jumbler ?

    Turnitin was also used at my old uni.

    Just as above, its game over if you get caught which you probably will.

    Nothing wrong with using sources, but make sure they are appropriately referenced. Depending on the discipline, this could give you credit for having carried out research.

  8. #8
    DF PlaYa ivrytwr3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    892
    Thanks
    817
    Thanked:        499
    Karma Level
    181

    Default Re: Essay jumbler ?

    We use turnitin at my uni, however, it also gives the person submitting the results too. Therefore if it scores too highly you can re-edit and resubmit. I used as a guide it's a useful tool!

  9. #9
    DF Jedi AspectUK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    1,091
    Thanks
    156
    Thanked:        390
    Karma Level
    348

    Default Re: Essay jumbler ?

    Years ago when I was in Uni I used this .. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    I work at a Uni (used to lecture, now in marketing) and they give you a warning the first time you get caught and ask you to redo the assignment as referred work capped at 40% then second time you get an official warning and a mark on your academic record - asked to do the work again and capped at 40% .. third time you're out. (Different Uni's may have different tolerances).

    Even if the essay is jumbled up - Turnitin looks for similar sources, not exact sources, so it can generally tell if people have copied and pasted and lists exactly where it thinks the text was taken from. I believe there is now a Turnitin version that will do programming source code too!

    I found the easiest way was to quote the source text in the body of the essay and then explain what you think it means relevant to your research in your own words.

    They're not looking for you to reinvent the wheel, they're looking for you to research the subject, find articles that explain it and then put it into your own words to show that you've understood it and learnt it.

    So what I used to do is research on the web/journals - copy and paste a load of quotes into a Word doc and then write around them explaining my thoughts on the subject.

  10. #10
    DF Jedi AspectUK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    1,091
    Thanks
    156
    Thanked:        390
    Karma Level
    348

    Default Re: Essay jumbler ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ivrytwr3 View Post
    We use turnitin at my uni, however, it also gives the person submitting the results too. Therefore if it scores too highly you can re-edit and resubmit. I used as a guide it's a useful tool!
    As a lecturer setting the assignment it is up to them whether you get multiple chances to submit the assignment. Don't expect every lecturer to do this.
    Personally, I was a cnut and made sure they only got one chance to upload

    Thanks to AspectUK

    ivrytwr3 (16th November 2014) 


  11. #11
    DF Jedi consoles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Way out there
    Posts
    2,826
    Thanks
    383
    Thanked:        959
    Karma Level
    388

    Default Re: Essay jumbler ?

    just read a paragraph then write it in your own words rinse repeat

Similar Threads

  1. Need to find an essay for a friend
    By pheonixsingh in forum The Dog and Duck
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 26th November 2006, 05:16 PM
  2. Help With Essay on Identity Cards
    By DrShah101 in forum The Dog and Duck
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 27th February 2006, 10:54 PM
  3. Essay plan
    By easy in forum The Dog and Duck
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 19th June 2005, 02:40 PM
  4. Essay for college
    By BLUTO141 in forum Cameras & Photography - Hardware
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10th January 2005, 12:27 PM

Social Networking Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •