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Originality Reports Turnitin Student User Manual Copyright © 1998 – 2009 iParadigms, LLC. All rights reserved. Updated July 9, 2009 Turnitin Student Handbook: 1
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Introduction Papers submitted to Turnitin may be compared against billions of Internet documents, archived Internet data that is no longer available on the live web, a database of institution papers submitted by faculty, and subscription repository of periodicals, journals, and publications. The comparison document is called an Originality Report. This document details the matching or similar text between a submission made on Turnitin and the documents the submission was compared against. Originality Reports The Originality Report provides a summary of matching or similar areas of text found in a submitted paper. The higher the percentage, the greater the amount of text in the submission that came up as matching against information in Turnitin’s repositories. The percentage range runs from 0% to 100%. The percentage is generated by the amount of similar or matching text compared to the number of words in the submission in total. The view of the paper shown in the Originality Report is text only, no images are loaded. Plain text viewing allows for better recognition of matching areas. Overall Similarity Index The color of the report icon is linked to one of Fve tiers of overall similarity index. This is based on the amount of matching text found by the repository comparison. The possible similarity index percentage ranges are linked to a corresponding color: blue (no matching words) green (one matching word - 24% similarity index) yellow (25-49% similarity index) orange (50-74% similarity index) red (75-100% similarity index) The overall similarity index and the corresponding color scaling of the icons provides a basic indication of how much information contained in a speciFc submission is matched to other sources in the repository. Direct quotation, citations, or bibliography areas of the paper are not automatically excluded. Warning: These indices in no way re±ect Turnitin’s assessment of whether a paper contains plagiarized material or improperly used material. The Originality Report provides instructors and students with a tool to more easily locate matching or similar text within the text of a submitted work. The determination and adjudication of proper citation and plagiarism are left solely to the instructor and institution to which the work was submitted. Any questions regarding the deFnition of plagiarism used at your institution should be directed to the instructor of the class or an appropriate institutional staff
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course ENGLISH com 150 taught by Professor Tere during the Summer '11 term at A.T. Still University.

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