The student paper will scroll to where there is a text match for this source. The decision to permanently exclude or disregard matches to these types of text in a paper is made solely by the instructor of the class. Repository Sources Turnitin utilizes multiple types of repositories in the generation of the Similarity Reports. Instructors can use the Originality Report in Turnitin to teach proper citation methods and safeguard students' academic integrity. To exclude a match 1. The decision to permanently exclude or disregard matches to these types of text in a paper is made solely by the instructor of the class.
The glimpse only provides the matching text within context of a few outlying sentences from the source while the Full Source Text loads in the sidebar and contains the full text of the source and all the match instances. To avoid appearing to have plagiarised, you need to check whether the highlighted sections in your paper are directly copied from a source or contains poorly paraphrased sentences. It also empowers you, as a student, by knowing that your work will be seen through the correct lens. Viewing Originality Reports The Originality Report can be viewed in one of four modes. Direct Source Comparison Direct Source Comparison, allows a user to quickly compare matching text to the source of the match in the Turnitin repositories.
For instance if you want to exclude matches below a certain percentage, or under a certain number of words. When a student closes an Originality Report after using the exclude small matches option the Originality Report will return to the assignment's default setting for excluding small matches and the students changes will not be saved. Matched sources found on the Internet and other public sites are instantly viewable, but since this example is for a student submitted work, permission must be obtained to view it. Note: Overwritten or resubmitted papers may not generate a new Similarity Report for a full twenty-four hours. You will learn how to read the Turnitin Originality Report in your Turnitin assignment. Assignments submitted to Turnitin generate an Originality Report.
Click on the Apply Changes button to save the settings Excluding Small Matches Users have the ability to exclude small matches by either word count or by percentage. The downloaded version will no longer have any of the Direct Source Comparison capability and will not be able to show side by side comparisons. Please note that the functions for excluding material are approximate and human judgment is the final arbiter for proper quotation or bibliographic reference. Similarity Index Examples As an example, you may have submitted a paper to Turnitin in the past. The percentage range runs from 0% to 100%.
Content is stored in secure in-house databases. Turnitin doesn't ever say that you plagiarised anything! This will recalculate the similarity score. When a Similarity Report is available for viewing, an icon will appear in the Similarity column of the Assignment Inbox. There are options to exclude bibliographies and small matches 5-8 words long which can lead to a legitimate 0% similarity in your report. The sidebar also displays the Filter and Settings exclusion options Paper Information The paper information can be viewed by choosing the information icon at the bottom left of the document viewer. The downloaded version will no longer have any of the Direct Source Comparison capability and will not be able to show side by side comparisons. This problem relates to the way your assessor set up the Turnitin drop-box.
There is an option to hide the originality report. It is perfectly natural for an assignment to match against some of our database. You can find more information about citing the sources you have used here: Interpreting Scores The Similarity Report icon shows a percentage and a corresponding color indicating where this percentage falls, in terms of matching content. You can also restore matches from this section in the event that you have excluded them by mistake. Optional Clicking on the url link, available on live internet matches, brings up a view of the live web site within a new browser tab or window 5. This report generation time may vary based on the extreme levels of usage that may occur during certain periods of the academic year or due to very large submissions.
Click on the Filter and Settings icon 3. Click on the Exclude Sources button at the bottom of the sources list to enter source exclusion mode 8. Please note that the functions for excluding material are approximate and the instructor is the final judge for proper quotation or bibliographic reference. To exclude Quoted or Bibliographic material, click the the relevant check boxes next to the Exclude Quotes and Exclude Bibliography exclusion options 8. Excluding Quoted or Bibliographic Material If quoted or bibliographic material is flagged as similar or matching, this information can be removed from the Similarity Report. This checking can help prevent students submitting plagiarised material.
Direct quotation, citations, or bibliography areas of the paper are not automatically excluded. Direct Source Comparison is not available to students for student paper matches. Students are only able to remove quoted or bibliographic material for the duration of the current session of viewing the Similarity Report. This is easy to fix! These modes allow users to view and sort the information contained in the Similarity Report in ways better suited to their needs. OriginalityCheck does not judge whether a student submission has been plagiarised. The highlight for the top source match will become lighter and the match to the selected underlying source will be displayed with a darker highlight.