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    • Study SynopsisThe Source in Student Writing – Secondary EducationAndree Swanson, EdD, MHR, MAOMwww.edutopia.com
    • TurnitinA StudyConducted in 2011-2012PurposeTo examine thesecondary sourcesthat students use intheir written essays9 million papers“It is based on ananalysis of over 44million content matchesfrom more than 9million student papers”(Turnitin, 2013, p. 3).
    • KEY FINDING # 1“Students are relying onsources that have weakacademic validity” (p. 3).Copyright © 2000-2013 Dreamstime.
    • KEY FINDING # 2“Most troubling, 18% ofcontent matches come frompaper mills and cheat sites”(p. 3). In fact, the statisticsshowed that there was a 4%increase in the use of papermills and cheat sites (p. 5)Copyright © 2000-2013 Dreamstime.
    • KEY FINDING # 3SecondarySourcesVary“Secondary studentsources vary considerablyfrom the sources highereducation students use intheir writing” (p. 3).
    • KEY FINDING # 4“Educators should considertaking time to teachstudents how search engineswork and how to evaluateand judge the quality ofonline content” (p. 3).Copyright © 2000-2013 Dreamstime.
    • Popular Sources
    • Popular Sources• Wikipedia• Answers.yahoo.com• Enotes.com• Answers.com• Oppapers.com (a paper mill)• Scribd.com• Slideshare.net• Essaymania.com• Shmoop.com• Medialibrary.org
    • OPP Results with My NameCopyright © 2013 AC Swanson Group
    • “”Custom Essay Meister“All content will be 100% original and there will be no plagiarism. Any outside info will be properlycited.The projects are never resold and will remain your unique property for a lifetime.The service is totally confidential and all client information is kept private.”http://www.customessaymeister.com/hire_essay_writer
    • BlogsMany students are citingblogs, not realizing thatthese are mostly filledwith opinions.www.zachbussey.com
    • Top Cheat SitesThis table represents the top 10 cheat sites and paper mills that appear in student work.Number Top Cheat Sites Number of Matches in Turnitin1 Oppapers.com 1,245,0972 Essaymania.com 932,7093 Antiessays.com 798,5574 123helpme 794,8075 Allfreeessays.com 604,4136 Bignerds.com 534,9557 Slashdoc.com 526,1528 Customessaymeister.com 525.2429 Novelguide.com 410,96410 Termpaperslab.com 302,811