Monday, May 24, 2004

Some up to date statistics

Just some new statistics sent to me by a rep at about Turnitin:
- Over 10 million previously submitted student papers are included in our database.
- Over 3.5 billion pages on the Internet are searched and updated at a rate of 40 million pages per day
- 20,000 papers are submitted daily
- Thousands of Institutional users in over 50 countries
- Thousands of institutions are using Turnitin
- 90% of all papers submitted have Internet matches (at least one match)
- About 30% of all papers analyzed are "less than original" (not plagiarized" because only the instructor makes the call on plagiarism).
- "Less than original" means over 25% of the paper was copied verbatim from other sources
- Currently enrolling 100's of new High School institutional subscribers every month


Welcome to my blog on Plagiarism. I'll be using this area to bring you opinions, news, updates, tools, and more as I continue my training efforts to combat plagiarism in our schools, libraries, and homes.