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Though we’re known for scanning submissions for plagiarism, Turnitin actually does not check for plagiarism in your work. What we actually do is check your submissions against our database, and if there are instances where your writing is similar to, or matches against, one of our sources, we will flag this for your instructor to review. Our database includes billions of web pages: both current and archived content from the internet, a repository of works other students have submitted to Turnitin in the past, and a collection of documents, which comprises thousands of periodicals, journals, and publications.
Similarity Reports provide a summary of matching or highly similar text found in a submitted paper. When a Similarity Report is available for viewing, a similarity score percentage will be made available. Similarity Reports that have not yet finished generating are represented by a grayed out icon in the Similarity column. Reports that are not available may not have generated yet, or assignment settings may be delaying the generation of the report.
To refine your students’ similarity scores, consider the following Similarity Report filters:
Example 5 :
A student has submitted a qualitative study to Turnitin, including a significant number of quotes and an extensive bibliography, as required for the topic of the paper. The student’s similarity score is 53%; this exceeds the acceptable score set by their institution.
(Original post by jennyp33)
The problem is turnitin is it counts bibliography and any in-text citations as part of the percentage which means you’re not getting a ‘true’ result.
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After submitting a paper, Turnitin may take up to 30 minutes to generate a report. When you see a number next to the assignment, click it to open the originality report.
- The source which Turnitin matches may not be the original source. The quote above was pulled directly from Turnitin’s User Guides, but it matched to a student paper which used the same quote.
- For confidentiality purposes, you cannot view student papers other than your own. The only information you will see about student paper matches is the university through which it was submitted.
- If the number seems excessively high, click the filter icon and see if you can exclude short phrases and references.
Turnitin is a software program that compares a submitted text to other texts in its database. The database includes published books, journal articles, webpages and other submitted assignments. It checks the originality of the submitted text against these texts and produces a report that shows the percentage of writing that is original, and the source of non-original text.
Although Turnitin has been described as a plagiarism detector, it is actually an originality checker. So a piece of work submitted to Turnitin may have a high percentage of writing that is not original, but this may include a lot of common phrases or acknowledged quotes.