Frequently Asked Questions

Below, we have listed commonly asked questions by our users. Please check this page for answers to any questions you may have. If you have any further inquiries, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via our contact page.

Does CheckPlagiarism.net store my entries?
No, we do not store any of the text you enter into our free plagiarism tool. During our analysis of your entry, we only keep your text in our cache for the few milliseconds that it takes for our algorithms to scan and parse the words and sentences. After your writing has run through the plagiarism checker and the analysis is complete, your entry is immediately deleted and wiped from our system. We do not, in any way, own your entries.


Why didn’t CheckPlagiarism.net catch my plagiarism?
Our plagiarism checker tool does not count common phrases as plagiarism. Common phrases are a string of words that are often used together and in the same order. Therefore, if you entered a common phrase into the tool, our plagiarism checker will not flag the text as plagiarism. When we cross-reference text with millions of online results, we are looking for uncommon phrases only. That is, the plagiarism checker looks for an exact match to a string of words that are not often used together.


Why did CheckPlagiarism.net detect plagiarism in my original content?
If the scan flags your entry for plagiarism, this means that there is content somewhere online that closely resembles your writing. We provide the link to the source of the similar text so that you may review it. Whether or not you cite this source is solely up to you.


Why you should always check for plagiarism:
Students: Checking your paper for plagiarism could make the difference between passing a class with flying colors and failing. As a student, you are constantly reminded about the importance of correctly citing your sources. At times, ensuring that your essay follows all the citation guidelines can be tricky. Therefore, even if you spent hours upon hours researching your essay topic, constructed a fantastic thesis, and formulated a strong argument, you could still receive an ‘F’ for a grade if your professor thinks you copied your work from another source. Thus, it is important to run your essay through a plagiarism checker such as CheckPlagiarism.net’s free, advanced tool. Knowing that your paper will not be flagged for plagiarism and reported to your school’s administration for violating the student code of conduct will give you peace of mind. You can also rest assured in knowing that all your hard work will not go to waste as a result of a missed citation.

Teachers: Are you ever worried that your students are not taking their writing assignments seriously and passing off someone else’s work as their own? Do you suspect that one of your students copied and pasted some text from a publication they found online? If so, then take action by running their work through our plagiarism-checking machine. It is vital that you can detect when a student is dishonest. Not only so that you can penalize them for stealing another person’s work, but also so that they can be incentivized and motivated to learn the subject matter and write on their own. If your students believe that they can get away with copying essays, they won’t even bother using the creative or analytical parts of their brain. This is detrimental to the development of their critical-thinking skills and their overall learning experience. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance to not only use a plagiarism checker when grading papers but also to make it known that your students' writing is subject to plagiarism-checking analysis.

Bloggers: If you have a blog, chances are you know about the importance of unique content for your SEO rankings. Google and other search engines will penalize any blog they recognize as having plagiarized content on their site. After writing a post, checking for duplicate writing in your content could help prevent any accidental plagiarism on your site and could also help your rankings on Google. On the other hand, if you have a blog or website, you may also know about the troubles of having your writing stolen and plagiarized by other blogs. To make sure sites that replicate your work are taken down as soon as possible, run your copy through CheckPlagiarism.net now and then to catch these pesky plagiarizers.