How might students use AI and word spinners?

As AI evolves, so will students’ usage of available tools that rely on Large Language Models to achieve many results, depending on their literacy of these tools. Some may use it as a writing assistant to create an outline, or to generate writing prompts to start a personal essay, or to help them with proper citations. However, some students may use AI tools to seemingly write a response to a prompt for them, and some of that text may end up being used in the students’ work. 

Paraphrasing tools, also known as word spinners, alter existing text with the purpose of evading plagiarism detection software. This deeply impacts learning because they prevent students from understanding how to truly paraphrase. To learn more, read our blog about AI plagiarism changers and how they work.

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