Laziness knows no bounds

Exhibit D-plus:

Yahoo Answers screenshot: Does check translation?

Further detail:

If I read an article in spanish and translate it to english will turnitin know that I copied it from the spanish article? Because I mean they’re not the exam same words because they’re in different languages but this technology **** is crazy so you never know idk

Based just on that paragraph, I think it’s safe to assume that just about any reasonably well-written passage in your paper will be challenged just for being reasonably well-written.


  1. fillyjonk »

    6 December 2014 · 6:37 pm

    Oh, for Celestia’s sake, why don’t they actually sit down and write the damn paper themselves instead of wasting all this time and effort figuring out ways to try to fool their prof.

    And yes, I can affirm that “This is written way better than how they normally write” is one of the red flags we use. It’s kind of like a carry on bag going through an airport x-ray machine with an object that is clearly metal and is decidedly knife-shaped: your paper is going to get the special “grope” test.

    Part of the reason I do essay questions on exams is to get a sample of how people “normally” write.

  2. backwoods conservative »

    7 December 2014 · 7:28 am

    So you assay by essay.

  3. fillyjonk »

    8 December 2014 · 12:18 pm

    Yeah, and frequently those essays are quite assy.

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