Most universities in the UK check work for plagiarism. The submitted work will be analysed against everything that is available on the internet as well as all of the previous work that has been submitted to UK universities in the past. Therefore, if plagiarism is present within the work, it will be found.
There are a number of easy ways to ensure that there is no plagiarism in your work:
- If you find it difficult to rephrase someone else’s sentence then just quote and reference it. However, no more that 10% of the work can be directly quoted.
- If you do not know a better way to phrase something, look it up in http://thesaurus.com/ as you will find a number of very good suggestions there.
Do not submit your work through “free” plagiarism checks on the internet (such as Viper). The work that you submit to the plagiarism checker will automatically belong to the company that developed the plagiarism software. These pieces of work are then sold and in turn when the university will check for plagiarism the full work will register as fully plagiarised as it will be available on the internet.
If you want to check your work for plagiarism before sending it to us you can use Copyscape or another form of plagiarism detection software which does not store the paper. You are not permitted to use Turnitin, Viper or other similar software which stores the paper. Please see the Compulsory Writing and Presentation Standards for more details.