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Setting reasonable expectations for the Turnitin Similarity Score | New experience

A guide for educators for determining when more or less similarity is expected in student work submitted to Turnitin.

This educator-focused guide aids educators in understanding how the Similarity Score can reasonably be used to inform your understanding of student writing. Educators should use this data in conjunction with other factors to determine whether the noted similarity is acceptable or not. It is important to note that similarity does not always mean plagiarism.

Match Groups give a breakdown of key factors regarding in-text citations and quotation marks to help educators identify issues and may suggest needed areas of instruction.

Educators are encouraged to use Turnitin's
Understanding text similarity for students video and Understanding the Similarity Report - A student guide to facilitate conversations with students.

Download this file to display and/or print the guide in a .pdf format.