Turnitin is an online tool to check the similarity of any written document with the help of its database using AI. It functions effectively as a tool for tutoring writers on the right use of literature sources or information in a proper way and makes them aware of plagiarism, which is a crime in scientific writing.
This article will provide a complete step-by-step guide on how to use Turnitin to check the similarity index of your research paper, thesis, assignment, or any other written document. This similarity report of Turnitin will help you to improve your document and also guide you on the proper use of quotations and citations during your writing.
In Turnitin, submissions of any assignments are screened for their originality, and after checking correctly, you can get your assignment report with the percentage of similarity
The similarity report generated by the Turnitin tool highlights your document text with different colors that indicate plagiarism and match with the sources found in the Turnitin databases, which contain web-based information, previously submitted research papers, journals, publications, etc.
Turnitin also provides educators and other professionals a service which accelerates the evaluation of student written work and allows them to move on to the original content and saves them from copy-pasting jobs, which determines that students require proper education, correction, and arrangement of their documents.
For the procedure of using this tool, the following steps need to follow one after the other in a systematic manner
Steps in Turnitin To Check Plagiarism Step By Step Guide
Step 1: Type Turnitin in any search engine and hit the enter button, as shown below
Step 2: Click on the sign-in or log-in Button and log in with your user id and password, as shown below
(Note: You can register, if a new user by clicking on the create account button on the right side top corner and fill the detail need, as shown in the above screenshot)
Step 3: After logging in on the Turnitin dashboard and you can get different sections and menus as shown below
You can simply click on enroll in the class section and add the required information
Step 4: Then Click on your class section and you can reach or new page, as shown below
Note: As in my case, the class name is Canvas integration,
Step 5: On the assignment submit page as shown below click on submit button in the right of the assignment for your assignment
before Submission need to add some information like Fist name, last name and file name (submission file name is the same as your document name) and upload file.
Step 6: Verify the complete detail of the upload file and hit the confirm button and confirm that this is the file you would like to submit.
Step 7: You get a congratulation message in your Turnitin dashboard, as your submission is completed and same as on the registration email
Step 8: Clcik on return to assignment page as shown above and on dashboard next to your assignment you can see a processing sig under similarity on the left side of the submit button, as shown below
Step 9: To the right of your assignment, click on view and see your Similarity Report in Turnitin and also get the percentage of similarity.
(Note: As shown below a red 92% in my cases, because I have used already published paper data).
Step 10: Now click on the report and realize the result as shown below all plagiarised text highlighted with tags of 1,2 so on etc, which indicate the source.
Step 11: You can move the cursor on the highlighted text or number and see the original source and clarify the same with a source link
Note: In my case, as shown below the paper we use belongs to the N. Rawat A. Shanker G.K. Joshi
Note: You may also download this report in PDF format by clicking on the download button on the left side of the report and use it to improve your research writing or submit it for assessment of your research paper, thesis etc
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