Turnitin For Students

Turnitin is an Internet-based plagiarism detection service created by the Turnitin, LLC, previously known as iParadigms, LLC. Used by educators, institutions, and students, Turnitin's primary function is to check the originality of written work to ensure that it has not been copied from other sources.

Turnitin compares submitted papers to an extensive database of prior work to identify any overlaps or similar text. This database includes:

- A vast amount of web content, both current and archived.

- A substantial repository of previously submitted student papers.

- A wide range of academic publications, including journals, books, and articles.

When a paper is submitted to Turnitin, the service provides an "Originality Report" which gives a percentage of how much of the submitted content matches other sources. It also highlights the specific parts of the text that may have been plagiarized and provides links to the possible sources. This report helps educators in identifying possible instances of academic dishonesty.

However, Turnitin does not determine whether a piece of work is plagiarized or not. It is simply a tool that flags text that is similar to other sources. It's up to the instructor or the person reviewing the report to determine if the matches are improperly cited, not cited at all, or simply common phrases or terms that are not subject to copyright.

Turnitin also offers other services like GradeMark (for online grading and feedback) and PeerMark (for peer review activities). It is widely used in high schools, colleges, and universities around the world as part of a comprehensive approach to uphold academic integrity and address plagiarism.

 

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