“This paper doesn’t read like his other writing. It’s good. A little too good.”
If you have read student writing long enough, occasionally you come across a student who takes a big step up in skill and content. When this happens with my students, the first thing I do is search key phrases on Google. Usually, within minutes, I find the website they plagiarized. But on some occasions, I am stumped.
I know their writing, and I know this piece they turned in is not theirs. But the Google machine isn’t finding it no matter how hard I try.
Then I start to wonder.