Answered By: Emily Dahlen
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016     Views: 2243

An originality report is a report generated by Turnitin (TII) that shows what pieces and what percent of a student's submission uses the same wording as a different source.

A Note on Similarity Index: The Academic Skills Center does not advise students or faculty to aim for a specific similarity index in a Turnitin (TII) report. Because TII will flag properly cited material, a high similarity percentage does not always indicate plagiarism.Similarly, a paper with a low similarity index can still have strings of text that have been improperly cited. Instead of focusing on reaching a certain percentage, students and faculty can use the TII report as a means to discuss how to properly credit sources and paraphrase scholarly material, reviewing the results match by match.

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