Answered By: Mark Wilcock
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2015     Views: 99

As a paper is scanned by Turnitin the system produces two pieces of information:

·         A similarity index, which identifies how much of the submitted work Turnitin can identify as being matched against another source

·         A colour coded originality report, which identifies each match in more detail and allows more detailed investigation of the original source

Turnitin does not in itself identify plagiarism, this remains an academic judgment. However the index and report can provide valuable evidence in making this judgment as well as supporting you in developing your own knowledge about plagiarism, referencing and your academic writing skills.

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