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Critical Information Literacy: Overview of AI Tools

Navigating Academic Integrity, Anti-Plagiarism, AI Language Models, Critical Thinking, and Referencing Styles

Table for AI Tools

Tools Purpose Features Limitations
Grammarly Grammar and writing assistance.

- Grammar and spelling checking

- Punctuation and style suggestions

- Grammar and spelling checking

- Less suitable for complex or nuanced queries

Quillbot Paraphrasing and rewriting assistance

- Readability and clarity enhancements

- Provides alternative sentence and word suggestions

- Helps in diversifying vocabulary and improving style

- May not detect all forms of plagiarism

- Output may not always accurately capture the intended meaning

- Over-reliance on the tool can result in generic writing




ChatGPT Conversational AI and text generation

- Offers a time-saving option for rewriting content

- Engages in human-like conversations

- Broad range of topic understanding and response

- Limited contextual understanding and potential inaccuracies

- May generate incorrect or misleading information

- Limited critical thinking capabilities

Ithenticate Ensure integrity

Extensive content database for plagiarism detection

Identifies potential plagiarism prior to publication

Screening personal essays for potential plagiarism

Ensures originality of public-facing content

Prevents dissemination of invalid findings, grant misconduct, and improper patient treatment

May not detect all instances of plagiarism as it relies on the available database of sources

Cannot guarantee complete elimination of retraction risk as it depends on the accuracy of the analysis

Limited by the availability and coverage of the content database

Turnitin Plagiarism detection and academic integrity

- Adapts to various conversational contexts

- Scans and compares submitted content against databases

- Provides similarity reports and originality checks

- Supports academic citation and referencing checks

- Lack of real-time feedback

- Primarily focused on detecting plagiarism, not writing assistance

- Limited contextual understanding and potential false positives/negatives

- Requires proper usage and understanding by users for accurate results