Texas Tech study finds flaws in plagiarism detectors

Teachers who use computer programs to fight plagiarism should do so with a heaping dose of skepticism, researchers at Texas Tech University have found.

"Our whole point in doing this is that faculty, administrators, students, parents, whoever's involved really need to know what the software is capable of and what the limitations are," said Susan Lang, one of the researchers and the director of Tech's first-year composition program.

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