Turnitin Has Serious Problems

Inside Higher Ed has the story.

Paper mills are now using Turnitin/WriteCheck to certify to their customers that the essays they’ve purchased from the paper mill will successfully pass the Turnitin/WriteCheck report at their institution.

As Ben Williamson says in the article, “The WriteCheck service was supposed to be used by students who want to check that they haven’t too closely paraphrased sections in their work, In this case, it appears to be granting organizations that are at the center of the essay mill industry the ability to use the Turnitin name when selling essays.”

As I say right here: What a racket!

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