Some plagiarism checkers are pretty good, but can they catch ChatGPT? Ehhh… not really. But you still have options to stop ChatGPT from being used.
This article will show you:
– A simple analogy of how ChatGPT works with real examples
– How plagiarism checkers work & why they can’t catch ChatGPT
– Proctoring software that can prevent the use of ChatGPT during written activities
How does plagiarism detection software work?
It compares written text submissions to its database of content. Some plagiarism checkers only find exact matches, but others can identify paraphrasing.
Does ChatGPT plagiarize?
ChatGPT does not plagiarize.
How does ChatGPT work if it doesn’t copy internet content?
ChatGPT was trained WITH internet resources, but it doesn’t copy content FROM the internet.
Here’s a quick analogy of how it works:
– You learn from articles, textbooks, research, instructors, lectures, etc.
– But you don’t regurgitate that information word-for word.
– You understand what you learned, make connections, and apply it in different ways.
That’s basically how ChatGPT works. It learns, makes connections, and writes tailored responses based on the prompts it’s given. ChatGPT writes like a person because it receives human feedback that refines its responses.
Are there plagiarism checkers made specifically for ChatGPT?
Yes, some plagiarism checkers only check for ChatGPT plagiarism. Sounds good, but they basically just group responses to really general prompts.
These won’t catch ChatGPT because detailed prompts produce tailored responses that won’t be detected by plagiarism detection software. To show you what we mean, here are some of ChatGPT’s responses that change based on the details in the prompts. While the “General Prompt” may eventually be grouped, the others won’t be.