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The Paraphrasing Tool is an online tool that allows users to paraphrase text. It is a great tool for students who want to avoid plagiarism and are not confident in their writing skills. The Paraphrasing Tool will provide the user with a summary of the original passage. Well, as well as some helpful tips on how to paraphrase it correctly.

You use the Paraphrasing Tool to avoid plagiarism and make your work valid. But plagiarism checker is not a crime checker. If there is an Artificial intelligence that can check the original source of your work, that’ll doom you. To avoid that, why don’t you try to understand it and make it right to avoid any problems in the future?

What’s Different between Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the representation of another author’s language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions as one’s own original work. In educational contexts, there are differing definitions of plagiarism depending on the discipline and the context in which it occurs.

Plagiarism is a major problem in today’s world. It is not only seen as stealing someone’s words, but also as stealing credit for the work that was created. Plagiarizing can lead to serious consequences such as being fired from a job or even expulsion from school.

Plagiarism is not always a criminal offense but can be punished in court for copyright infringement, violations of moral rights, or torts.

To avoid self-plagiarism, there are a few things to keep in mind. One, it’s important to build your credibility as an author. Two, you should never steal from anyone else.

Double dipping is a bad idea, especially if you’re in publishing. You may face legal trouble for plagiarism or copyright infringement after lifting content from one source and using it as your own on another platform.

Alarm bells should ring when an article looks like the same thing over again, whether that’s different publications of the same piece or posts with similar messages appearing at intervals too close to each other online.

Plagiarism is a major problem for content creators. And self-plagiarism ourselves is even worse than plagiarizing someone else’s work because the person who wrote it is basically claiming that their publication contains original material.

How Does Plagiarism Checker Work?

 “It’s causing a problem to focus too much on self-plagiarism, we shouldn’t make them torture their words just so that they don’t get caught in a plagiarism detection software system, as many journal editors do.”
Lisa Rasmussen, a research ethicist at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.


Ethical and Legal, and How to Present Reused Text Transparently

When Cary Moskovitz, a professor of writing at Duke University was looking for guidance on self-plagiarism he came up empty-handed.

Although many researchers reuse previous text in order to save time and effort. It can often make them seem lazy or disingenuous among peers who may frown upon such recycling as “self plagiarizing.”

The first study of its kind in the world, the Text Recycling Research Project has come up with guidelines for editors and authors on when recycling is legal.

The project’s goal was to fill a gap that had not yet been addressed by other researchers; whether or not research text can be reused without infringing copyright laws?

Text recycling-a practice where an author repeats portions of their own work. Because they are still relevant despite changes in context-is both ethical and legal according to new guidance from Moskovitz’ Text Recycling Research Project (TRRP).

TRRP released findings today showing how often researchers reuse texts, what types of reuses constitute infringement, why it isn’t wrong for them to do so legally – all this information you could only see the first time.

“In a survey of editors at top journals across disciplines, he and his collaborators found that editors often ask researchers to rephrase text because of concerns about copyright infringement—because publishers, rather than researchers, usually own the copyright in question. But the editors were unsure when rewording was legally necessary. Often, however, that rewording may not be necessary from a legal perspective, according to TRRP guidance, because there is good reason to think it falls under the category of “fair use” in U.S. copyright law.” Moskovitz said.


Result of Moskovitz’s research

He and a colleague used the grant from National Science Foundation to analyze 400 recently published technical papers. They built an algorithm that calculates how similar sentences are across multiple articles arising from the same grants, then cross-checks their results with human coders for accuracy.

As the result, he did know how to handle some cases as evidence was not clear enough.

Then, he make a survey and the result is what I quote earlier. In the end, he released guidance for editors and authors, describing when the practice is both ethical and legal, and how to present reused text transparently.

Diagram showing which one is a duplicate publication or not

Developmental Recycling

What is it? Recycling material from unpublished documents produced as part of the research and writing process
Examples• Reusing material from a conference talk or poster in a journal article 
• Reusing material from a grant proposal in a conference poster
Is this ethical?Usually. Exceptions may occur when the source is widely available.
Is this legal?Usually, unless the source document was produced under a “work-for-hire” arrangement, in which case you would need to obtain written permission from your employer.

Generative Recycling 

What is it? Recycling published material in a new work that offers a substantive and original intellectual contribution
Examples• Reusing the description of an experimental method from your published article in a new article
• Reusing summaries of prior research from your published article in a new article
Is this ethical?It depends on the amount and kind of recycled material and also whether the author was transparent with both editors and readers
Is this legal?It depends on whether the amount and kind of recycled material infringe copyright and/or violate any publishing agreement you signed with a publisher. Limited recycling of methods or background material is likely legal under U.S. copyright law as a “fair use.”

Adaptive Publication

What is it? Recycling published material containing the work’s central content—but for a different readership, genre, or context 
Examples• Reusing material from your published journal article in an opinion column, blog, or magazine article on the same topic
• Translating your published article into another language
Is this ethical?Only if authors are transparent with both editors and readers per publisher guidelines 
Is this legal?Only if authors obtain permissions from the holder of rights for the source (usually the publisher of the source)

Duplicate Publication

What is it? Recycling published material along with the same primary content for the same audience and genre 
Examples• Submitting a published article to another journal as a new work
• Superficially changing a published article and submitting it to another journal as a new work 
Is this ethical?Rarely, because it usually entails an intent to deceive and because it distorts the scholarly record
Is this legal?Rarely, because it likely infringes a copyright and/or violates publishing agreements

Conclusion of Duplicate Publication

In conclusion, there are four factors to determine what is duplicate publication is: publishing, sources, genre, and target audience. Published or unpublished is easy to understand therefore, I’ll pass this factor. For sources, it determines by the primary one. Let’s hear its description by Santiago Canyon Collage:

  • A primary source provides direct or firsthand evidence about an event, object, person, or work of art. 
  • Primary sources provide the original materials on which other research is based and enable students and other researchers to get as close as possible to what actually happened during a particular event or time period.  
  • Published materials can be viewed as primary resources if they come from the time period that is being discussed, and were written or produced by someone with firsthand experience of the event. 
  • Often primary sources reflect the individual viewpoint of a participant or observer.  Primary sources can be written or non-written (sound, pictures, artifacts, etc.). 
  • In scientific research, primary sources present original thinking, report on discoveries, or share new information.

In other words, if pieces of information are original enough, then it’ll be a duplicate publication. Unless you adapt it for another genre and target audience. The fact that it is a primary resource will not change without transforming it in another direction.

Any Praising for Paraphrasing?

Yes, it is.

Laurence Sterne is often compared to Robert Burton of The Anatomy of Melancholy for his innovative style and sense of humor. Though the two great thinkers are similar in many ways, they have their differences too: Laurence Sterne’s work was published during a time where literature was beginning to more freely incorporate ideas from other authors into its pieces; while on the contrary, Robert Burton wrote his book with such an emphasis on originality that he even warned readers about plagiarism before going onto any new topic.

However, Oliver Goldsmith commented:

Sterne’s Writings, in which it is clearly shown, that he, whose manner and style was so long thought original, was, in fact, the most unhesitating plagiarist who ever cribbed from his predecessors in order to garnish his own pages. It must be owned, at the same time, that Sterne selects the materials of his mosaic work with so much art, places them so well, and polishes them so highly, that in most cases we are disposed to pardon the want of originality, in consideration of the exquisite talent with which the borrowed materials are wrought up into the new form.

The result of this plagiarism is good. The point of this comment is “new form.” This word told us about the transformation of old fiction. The value changed, leaving a huge gap behind. Thus, no one could not say that a diamond is a copy of a stone as it has a huge difference.

Rytr, AI That Better Than Just a Paraphrasing Tool

Now, it’s time to introduce what is better than a paraphrasing tool, AI writing assistant. Rytr can do more than rewriting a word, sentence, paragraph, article, or essay.

Firstly, we can use it as a paraphrasing tool.

Secondly, we can use it to generate an outline and essay topics or likewise.

Thirdly, we can use it to generate ads and helpful things for your business.

Lastly, we can use it to generate ideas and outline your video content.

UI of Rytr, the rephrasing tool and AI writing assistant
UX of Rytr

You can see its user interface. There is two part of it: a sidebar and a text editor. In the sidebar, you can choose the language you want to work with:

  • Arbic
  • Chinese
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Potugese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

Next, choose the tone for your work:

  • Appreciative
  • Assertive
  • Awestruck
  • Candid
  • Casual
  • Coutionary
  • Compassionate
  • Convincing
  • Earnest
  • Enthusiatic
  • Formal
  • Funny
  • Humble
  • Humorous
  • Inspirational
  • Joyful
  • Passionate
  • Thoughtful
  • Urgent
  • Worried

And choose your case:

  • Blog idea and outline
  • Blog section writing
  • Business idea pitch
  • Copyright framework: AIDA
  • Copyright framework: PAS
  • Email
  • Facebook, Google, Linkedln Ads
  • Interview questions
  • Job decription
  • Landing page & Website copy
  • Post and caption idea
  • Product description
  • Product description (bullet point)
  • Profile bio
  • SEO meta description
  • SEO meta title
  • Story plot
  • Tagline & headline
  • Testimoonial & review
  • Video channel description
  • A video description
  • Video idea

Inline Editor of Rytr

After you choose your language, tone, and cases for your work. Hit “Ryte for me” to generate your content. If the result is not what you want, then generate more till you satisfy with it. Well, if you find the one that catches your eyes then you can process to the next step, inline editing. Here is the command you can use:

ExpandInsert a few words to increase the length of the selected text
ShortenReduce the length of selected text to make it succinct & clear
RephraseRephrase selected text to make it sound different
AppendAppend a few words at the end of the selected text
ImproveCorrect grammar and improve the readability of text
ParagraphWrite a paragraph on the selected text

Rytr as a Paraphrasing Tool

When students get homework, they might think of a paraphrasing tool. However, the result of other tools might not satisfy them and need to be edited. That’s the problem because they might be able to it themself or have no time to learn about it. With this rephrasing tool, they can make it better.

How to use it?

This tool can edit your selected text as it is between 30 to 300 characters. So, you can not change just a few words or short sentences but the long ones. Multiple sentences are okay too but you might need to shorten some sentences to select the whole paragraph.

Then, let me show you an example.

So go ahead and express your opinions, your ideas, and your feelings into text. You have permission to make mistakes without judgement because noticing when you get things wrong is what will help you be a better speaker tomorrow.

I will expand the white text. As the result, it expended to:

So go ahead and express your opinions, ideas, and feelings into text. And don't be afraid to explore your creativity and express yourself in a way that is unique to you.

Then, I will shorten it and this is the result.

Go ahead and share your opinions, ideas, and feelings with the rest of the world. Don't be afraid to let your creativity show.

It reduces text from 169 to 126 characters instantly. Next, I will rephrase it.

You can freely share your thoughts, ideas and feelings with the world. As long as you don't mind letting people know who you are and what you're like.

Then I will append it.

You can freely share your thoughts, ideas and feelings with the world. As long as you don't mind letting people know who you are and what you're like. But what if there was a way to protect your privacy?

As the result, it generates a sentence at the end of this paragraph. I chose to improve it after this but the only word “freely” was removed. Well, I think I should try a bad one.

Improving and Generating a Paragraph

I dont think i am alright when i was writing this blog it will help people to use thsese paraphrasing tool to his heart content

As you see, I intend to write it wrong and this is the result after I improve it.

I don't think I'm alright when I'm writing this blog. It will help people to use these paraphrasing tools to their heart's content.

See? Rytr fixed the problem for me. then, I will make them into a paragraph.

I don't think I'm alright when I'm writing this blog. It will help people to use these paraphrasing tools to their heart's content.

You know that old saying "write drunk, edit sober"? Well, we've got a new saying for you: "Write paraphrase, edit sober." These tools can be used to generate fresh content at the click of a button. They can even be used for more than just blogging.

Here it is. This is just a part of its power, paraphrasing tool. You can use other cases to get things done. What are you waiting for? Click here to get Rytr for free.

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