Turnitin is an online site that checks papers for plagiarism and allows for online peer feedback and teacher scoring.
Used by many colleges and universities, as well as high schools, Turnitin provides an important training tool: it helps you understand better what is and isn't plagiarism and how to improve papers by providing better paraphrasing and citation of sources. We do not use Turnitin for all assignments, but it may be required for some papers or projects.
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How to submit a paper to Turnitin.
There are two ways to submit a paper to Turnitin: by uploading a compatible word processor file (such as ) OR by using the cut-and-paste method. Click here for instructions on both of those methods (scroll down for cut-and-paste instructions).
How to read an Originality Report.
Click here for instructions on how to access and read your originality report. Click here for instructions for accessing sources that were matched to your report.
What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism comes in many forms and is considered to be intellectual dishonesty. Click here to learn more.
How to avoid plagiarism in your own paper?
There are several strategies for avoiding plagiarism. Click here for more.
When to give credit to sources and how to do it.
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