Answered By: RPAMD Librarian
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2020     Views: 369

Turnitin is a text matching software that highlights the match or similarity of your paper from an array of sources, such as books, articles, websites, student researches, and unpublished works. It is a tool to help you check and improve the quality of your research by identifying instances that require revisions for correct citation and referencing, better paraphrasing, and richer critical analysis by the student.


Use Turnitin to:

  1. Catch possible instances of plagiarism and be able to revise your paper accordingly (i.e. cite sources properly, improve your paraphrase).
  2. Gauge the quality of your research based on the Similarity Index. This index shows how much of your research is unoriginal. A high Similarity Index may indicate a low quality research because its content is largely composed of the thoughts and perspectives of authors other than yourself. A good quality research involves not only a discussion of related literature but also your critical analysis as a researcher.    
  3. Provide feedback to students' work. Turnitin allows you to review the students' paper and provide annotation, comment, or highlight.   


For more information about Turnitin and for a detailed guide on how to use it, see How to use Turnitin?

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