The Contribution of Plagiarism Detection Tool to Students’ Academic Writing Behavior

Evi Karlina Ambarwati

Abstract

The technology application for English as a Foreign Language in tertiary education can be a double-edged sword. On the one side, it offers unlimited access to various open sources which intensifies plagiarism opportunity. On the other side, technology generates software tools to combat the academic dishonesty practices. This study aimed at investigating the benefit of a primary plagiarism detection tool, Turnitin, to the students’ academic writing behavior. More specifically, this study sought the students’ attitude towards plagiarism, the application of the plagiarism detection tool and the contribution of Turnitin to their academic writing behavior. Employing exploratory study, this small-scaled investigation exploited the benefit of technology to gather response from 18 students enrolled in an Academic Writing Class in a language centre in Indonesia via online questionnaires and interview. The findings showed that while the students viewed plagiarism negatively, they deemed Turnitin positively to encourage academic honesty. This research demonstrates that Turnitin is likely to promote positive behaviour in writing in academic context.

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Ambarwati E. (2017). The Contribution of Plagiarism Detection Tool to Students’ Academic Writing Behavior.In The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE, ISBN 978-989-758-332-2, pages 140-144. DOI: 10.5220/0007163401400144


in Bibtex Style

@conference{conaplin and icollite17,
author={Evi Karlina Ambarwati},
title={The Contribution of Plagiarism Detection Tool to Students’ Academic Writing Behavior},
booktitle={The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,},
year={2017},
pages={140-144},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007163401400144},
isbn={978-989-758-332-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,
TI - The Contribution of Plagiarism Detection Tool to Students’ Academic Writing Behavior
SN - 978-989-758-332-2
AU - Ambarwati E.
PY - 2017
SP - 140
EP - 144
DO - 10.5220/0007163401400144