Free Plagiarism Checkers For students to Keep Your Uni Work Original
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Free Plagiarism Checkers For Students To Keep Your Uni Work Original

Jasmyne Jeffery December 9, 2022

There’s nothing worse than slaving over a university essay only to find that someone has done it before and you’ve lost marks. Make sure you’re covered with these free plagiarism checkers for students.

Plagiarising your work is never worth it. You will always get found out, your work would have been pointless and you may even be thrown out of university. That being said, sometimes it is accidentally, which might be even worse. But you can be proactive about making sure your university essays are completely up to standard. A great way to do that is through free plagiarism checkers.

What Is Plagiarism?

Simply, plagiarism is taking someone else’s work and passing it off as your own. In universities, it’s can be getting someone else to write an essay for you, or finding it on the internet.

Where it gets slightly tricky is through using citations, which is often required in academic essays. If you forget to reference or use a citation incorrectly then that can be classed as plagiarism too. Even if you had all the goodwill in the world, you can still be penalised.

If your university uses Turnitin or a similar system for submitting essays, then a plagiarism report is generated for your work. Don’t be alarmed if it’s in the 20 per cent region and the system looks at essays in incredible detail, often picking up stuff that a lecturer wouldn’t count as plagiarizing. When you would really start to worry is if it is more than half.

It’s best just to avoid the issue from the beginning, and you can do so for free.

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Free Plagiarism Checkers For Students

For these checkers, all you have to do is insert the text you want to check and it will show you if any of it is plagiarised. For some of them, you can only enter a certain amount of text at a time, so just do it paragraph by paragraph.


If you aren’t already using the free version of Grammarly for your academic work then we can’t recommend it enough. It’ll automatically highlight any spelling or punctuation errors, suggests better ways for phrasing your ideas and even more.

Another free feature they offer is a plagiarism checker. You can enter text or upload a file and Grammarly will scan through it, and 16 million web pages to check it over. It’ll even do your SPAG whilst you are there too.


Similar to Grammarly, Duplichecker scans up to 1000 words at a time but also lets you link to a webpage if you can’t upload or copy your essay.

You can also upload a file, or upgrade to the premium version for it to check up to 25,000 words. However, that won’t be free. The site has over 5 million reviews and gets a 4.7 out of 5.


This free plagiarism checker only allows you to upload a document, but it will check it across 99 billion web pages and 8 million web pages. It is also partnered with Turnitin, so you know it will be up to university standards. It also has 5 stars on Trust Pilot and over 2,000 reviews.

The site also has a referencing generator and a proofreading section too. So, you’ll be covered for everything with Scribbr!

Get one of the above bookmarked and you’ll never have to worry about plagiarism again!

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Jasmyne Jeffery is a full-time Entertainment and News Writer on university-themed website Freshered and HITC, and joined the company having previously worked in a freelance role. She attended the University of South Wales where she was also a student blogger and graduated in 2022 with a first-class honours degree in English and Creative Writing. Now, she puts her creativity to use reviewing university bars, Love Island episodes and the latest apps any 18-25-year-old is using.