hi would anyone be able to tell me how to check an essay for plagiarism? i'm not sure how i check this for myself and any help would be gratefully appreciated,
I think relying on anti-plagiarism software is not always a good choice... Most of the times it just provides you with *possible* links where the particular term or sentence might appear - but it would take you hours to actually analyze the results yourself. In addition, such software does not recognize the quotations - so if the essay contains direct and referenced quotes, the software "thinks" the paper is still plagiarized.
In general, I just copy-paste some phrases or sentences in the google search box (including the "" signs) and find it the fastest and most effective way.Beatrice