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How To Hide Plagiarism For Turnitin

How to Hide Plagiarism for Turnitin

Turnitin is a plagiarism detection software that is routinely used by various universities and colleges. Information technology (IT) professionals warn that tech-savvy students find ways to beat Turnitin to submit copied and plagiarized material. This article aims at giving you ways on how to hide plagiarism for Turnitin.

How does Turnitin work? The software extracts texts from a submitted assignment or essay and checks them for matches in other sources including those found online. However, it is common knowledge among students that there are simple ways to hide or cheat Turnitin.

Experts opine that in the current format, Turnitin will clear plagiarized texts irrespective of the number of copied material(s) the texts contain. Till these technical loopholes are plugged and corrected, students will be able to cheat Turnitin. And here's how.

How to Hide Plagiarism for Turnitin

  1. PDF files have multiple layers including visual layer and the text layer. Students use software to change the invisible text layer such that it appears in a garbled format to Turnitin making it impossible for the plagiarism detection software to read.

  2. A second method used involves students to rearrange the "glyphs" or the character codes in the text layer such that the connection between the visual layer and that accessed by Turnitin is lost thus leading the software to detected only garbled and nonsensical characters.

  3. A third way to hide plagiarism from Turnitin is by using the "find-and-replace" feature. It is possible to replace all spaces with characters taken from a foreign language set. Then these replaced characters converted to white color so that in the visible layer the spaces reappear. However, the spaces in the text layer are replaced with foreign characters. Let me illustrate to you with an example.

Original text (I am using a paragraph from this article itself for the demonstration): Experts opine that in the current format, Turnitin will clear plagiarized texts irrespective of the number of copied material(s) the texts contain. Till these technical loopholes are filled, students will be able to cheat Turnitin. And here's how.

I am using a Chinese character to replace the spaces in the original text. The text layer after the find-and-replace option: ExpertsopinethatinthecurrentformatTurnitinwillclearplagiarizedtextsirrespectiveofthenumberofcopiedmaterial(s) thetextscontain.Tillthesetechnicalloopholesarefilled,studentswillbeabletocheatTurnitin. Andhere'show.

Now, I will color the Chinese character I have introduced with white. And the effect will be as follows: ExpertsopinethatinthecurrentformatTurnitinwillclearplagiarizedtextsirrespectiveofthenumberofcopiedmaterial(s) thetextscontain.Tillthesetechnicalloopholesarefilled,studentswillbeabletocheatTurnitin. Andhere'show.

So, plagiarism remains undetected by Turnitin. However, this method does end up giving you some issues with spacing between words, phrases and paragraphs which can easily be corrected manually.

  1. A fourth way to hide plagiarism is to replace those Latin characters which are similar to Cyrillic letters. For example, Latin a is the same as Cyrillic a, Latin e is the same as Cyrillic e, and Latin o is the same as Cyrillic o. This method allows plagiarism to be hidden from Turnitin.

  2. The fifth method is to find an essay or article written only in a foreign language, and then translate the said article. You could use an automated translator, do it yourself if you know the foreign language under consideration, or get someone else to do it for you. It is very likely that Turnitin does not have the foreign language article in its database. And thus you can hide plagiarism from Turnitin.

  3. The sixth method is to replace as many words of the original text as you can with synonyms. For this too, there are automated processes or you could do it manually as well. Using the above paragraph as an example, here is an illustration of this method of hiding plagiarism for Turnitin:

Original Text: Experts opine that in the current format, Turnitin will clear plagiarized texts irrespective of the number of copied material(s) the texts contain. Till these technical loopholes are filled, students will be able to cheat Turnitin. And here's how.

Changed text using synonyms: Experts believe that in the present status, Turnitin will pass plagiarized content regardless of the quantity of duplicated materials the content has. Until the occupational drawbacks are corrected, pupils will be capable of cheating Turnitin. This is how they can do it.

  1. A seventh way of hiding plagiarized text from Turnitin is to use Bezier curves to take the place of Latin letters instead of the characters. This also confuses the software allowing for the plagiarized text to be cleared.

So, if the texts are formatted in such a way that the plagiarism detection software is neither able to read the data correctly nor sees it in the correct format, the outcome will be favorable to the student.

However, universities are now becoming aware of these cheats and are taking steps to prevent these occurrences. In fact, many universities are insisting that papers and assignments be submitted in hard copies. These copies are run through optical character recognition (OCR) programs which are then passed through Turnitin.

The OCR works just like the human eye; it makes a soft copy of the characters and marks as seen from the hard copies. And these soft copies will be free from all altering and corrective attempts.

While these systems do cost money, time, and resources, universities do not mind investing in such machinery that keeps and maintains their blemish-free reputation for integrity and transparency. Moreover, the company that developed Turnitin is also working on ways to plug these loopholes.

Final Notes

At this juncture, I would like to mention that cheating plagiarism detection software is not the best and ideal way to clear college. If you are smart enough to cheat detection software, then you must be intelligent enough to study hard and do your own work without copying from someone else.

While you are working on ways to overcome software such as Turnitin, there are many experts who are working harder and with far more resources than you have to plug these gaping loopholes. Then what will you do? Work on other cheating methods?

It does need a bit more than basic technical skill to beat Turnitin and it makes me happy to know that you are endowed with the requisite skills. I would urge you to channelize that skill and talent to something more productive than wasting it on cheating methods. In fact, there are high chances for you to get caught and if this were so, then your entire college education and your future could be at stake.

While the techniques discussed in this article can work, they come with risks. Instead of taking a chance with one of these approaches, you can order custom-written papers from Prescott Papers. You'll receive a 100 percent original and plagiarism-free paper on any topic and any deadline.

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