The Swamp School, LLC requires that all student submissions be original work, including text and images. We will not accept work from students that is taken with or without permission from third party resources. This also includes work prepared by other individuals of the same firm that a student may be working for.
In limited circumstances, cited work may be provided at the discretion of the instructor but is not meant to take the place of original work. Citations should attached and follow APA or similar guidelines. Citations should be attached and follow APA or similar guidelines.
Student work will be submitted online using our similarity-check system. A color-coded score that represents the degree to which the student work matches other student submissions stored in our repository, as well as Internet and other sources will be assigned to the submission. The score represents a relative match to these sources.
It takes about five minutes for the system to review each student assignment and the score will be posted within 5 to 10 minutes after the initial submission. The student will have an opportunity to review the similarity score along with a detailed analysis of the sources identified as having comparable text. The student has the option of making changes to the assignment and resubmitting before the instructor grades the work.
If a significant portion of a student submission is deemed to be similar to other works, a grade of zero will be issued for that assignment. The student may appeal this grade only after they resubmit an assignment that results in a more acceptable similarity score.
There is no threshold similarity score that is deemed acceptable by the Swamp School, LLC. Commonly used phrases and expressions can result in an artificially high score. The instructor will review the similarity score report and will make the final determination as to the extent of plagiarism associated with the submission.
Images, drawings and photographs are also expected to be original work generated by the student. There is no automated similarity check for this type of work. The instructor will review the graphical submissions against previous student submissions and an Internet image review. If a match is found the assignment will receive a score of zero. The student may appeal this grade only after they resubmit an assignment that is original work.
The Swamp School, LLC requires original work for all assignments. If you have used copy/paste, there is a good chance it will be found.