Home » Google » Apps » Docs » Detecting PlagiarismDetecting Plagiarism Alice KeelerMay 7, 2013July 23, 20134 CommentsTags:googleI created a Google document to demonstrate how you can spot some instances of plagiarism in student documents.Related Alice Keeler Blog Posts:Continuing Numbering in a Google Doc Google Docs: Mark As Graded Google Docs: Create a Hanging Indent Google Classroom: Using a Writing Journal 4 thoughts on “Detecting Plagiarism” Nico Mendiola May 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm I saw your post on Twitter about changing the color and shared it with some of our teachers. That is a great Google docs tip although like what you said it’s not fool proof since it didn’t seem to work for all of them (not sure if it was a browser issue). Log in to Reply admin June 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm This is definitely not fool proof and will only work on students who are not being deliberate about covering their tracks. When I copy and paste from a website I will remove the formatting and use format painter to ensure it conforms to my formatting. Log in to Reply James April 23, 2014 at 9:57 am If you hold down shift while you’re pasting into a doc, it will pick up the same formatting as wherever your cursor happens to be in the document, and disregard the formatting of the source. I use this often when I’m copying from a presentation I’ve made into a handout. Log in to Reply admin April 26, 2014 at 7:14 pm This is definitely not a foolproof method. Control Shift V strips the formatting, and there are other ways to strip the formatting. My experience is a lot of students are not clever enough to cover their tracks very well. This is only a first line of defense, certainly not an end all be all. Log in to ReplyLeave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.