Have I accidentally plagiarized? How to Use Turnitin to Check for Plagiarism
This video shows you how to use the similarity index in Turnitin to check for plagiarism.
Have I accidentally plagiarized? How to use Turnitin to check for plagiarism.
A high similarity index doesn’t necessarily mean you have plagiarized. There’s no magic number - to check for plagiarism, you’ll need to look a little closer.
Check out a comparison of your text to the original source, by clicking on the highlighted passages.
This example wouldn’t be considered plagiarism. The borrowed text is inside quotation marks and a citation is provided.
On the other hand, this example would be considered plagiarism for two reasons: First, the paraphrase is too similar to the original text. Second, no citation is provided.
The reader is led to believe the student themselves came up with this idea, when it actually came from another source. Looks like the student needs to improve that paraphrase to avoid plagiarizing.
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