SHS Students’ Usage of Paraphrasing Applications for Academic Activities
Keywords:paraphrasing, academic integrity, artificial intelligence, plagiarism
For non-users, it was found that issues concerning unfamiliarity, fear of academic misconduct, and wanting to hone their writing skills were the respondents’ reasons for not using these apps. Some have pointed out the disadvantages and risk factors that influenced their decision. When asked about their willingness to use the apps, most said they were somewhat willing. They were also very confident in producing outputs without paraphrasing applications in the face-to-face setting. The study conducted among SHS students revealed that these tools are used to assist with research, presentations, essays, and other writing activities. Most students prefer traditional learning materials and online paraphrasing tools to improve their writing skills and vocabulary and express their understanding of sources.