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Avoiding Accidental Plagiarism in Psychology Dissertation

Podcast featuring:Jennifer S., Graduate Student at Stanford University with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s degree in Personality Psychology, and currently finishing up her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Listen to Jennifer’s story (57 seconds):

“Trying to write in a very narrow focused area makes it easy to accidentally plagiarize. It (matched content) is defined as being seven words or more. The chances of getting seven words in the same order as someone else in over 150 pages is actually pretty substantial that you will do that at some point."

"It (WriteCheck) was useful as I wrote my dissertation to do a periodic check to make sure that there were no sections that I thought I re-worded, but I didn’t or that I accidentally plagiarized -- that can be an easy mistake to make. WriteCheck helped me have peace of mind that the work I was doing was definitely all my own.”

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