When you are a teacher, you need to examine and grade your students’ assignments on a regular basis, so you probably know by now that this is a time-consuming task, especially since you also need to ensure each and every project is original.
Plagius Personal can help you with this part of your task, since it checks any selected file to detect if it has been copied off Internet sources.
Unlike Plagius Professional, the Personal version can only process one file at a time, so you need to manually browse to the location of each file before getting to perform an in-depth analysis on its contents.
Plagius Personal supports several file formats, such as PDF, TXT, RTF, HTML, HTM, ODT, SXW, DOCX or DOC, yet for the last two formats you need to have Microsoft Word installed on your PC (otherwise, they cannot be processed).
You can also paste a block of text, as Plagius Personal can analyze it without any issues.
Once the chosen file has been examined, the application generates a report with the results, and you can take the time to review it on the spot or you can export it to HTML for later analysis.
The report shows you the phrases or sentences that were found on Internet sources, along with the exact addresses of such websites. It goes without saying that if the initial document is entirely original, the report will be mostly blank.
Plagius Personal comes with an intuitive GUI, making it easy for users with little computer skills to make the most of its features without too much hassle.
On the other hand, experts can tinker with its settings and adjust the parameters of the online checking, such speed or accuracy, while also settings the Internet connection to go through a proxy server.
To wrap it up, Plagius Personal can be of great use to all those who want to save time when time comes to assessing essays or other types of assignments.