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Turnitin: FAQs

Frequently asked questions

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Known issues

1. Why do I get an error message when I tried to view the originality report?

2. Why is my originality report still shown as 'pending' even after some time?

About Turnitin

1. What is Turnitin?

2. Does Turnitin detect plagiarism?

3. How can I log in to Turnitin?

4. Turnitin isn’t working, what do I do?

5. Can I use Turnitin if my lecturer has not set it up?

Submitting my work

1. How do I submit my work to Turnitin?

2. Can I submit my work to Turnitin more than once?

3. Will Turnitin check a resubmitted assignment against previous submissions for the same assignment?

4. If students in the same unit submit similar papers to the same assignment, will these submissions be checked against each other as soon as they are submitted to Turnitin?

The Originality Report

1. How long does the Originality Report take to generate?

2. What does the similarity number mean?

3. Is it possible to get a similarity of 0%?

4. How do I know if my similarity number is acceptable?

5. The similarity is too high - what do I do?

6. How can I download/print my report?

7. What does it mean if my report is 'pending'?