Using Internet based paraphrasing tools: Original work, patchwriting or facilitated plagiarism?

  title={Using Internet based paraphrasing tools: Original work, patchwriting or facilitated plagiarism?},
  author={Ann M Rogerson and Grace McCarthy},
  journal={International Journal for Educational Integrity},
A casual comment by a student alerted the authors to the existence and prevalence of Internet-based paraphrasing tools. [] Key Result The implications for student skills in paraphrasing, academic integrity and the clues to assist staff in identifying the use of online paraphrasing tools are discussed.

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