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

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