I have met students from other universities who claim in that institution it is only plagiarism if it is above a certain percentage. Misconception 14: Turnitin automatically evaluates and grades papers. India two years ago Ternitin and I-Thenticate used as software tool to detect similarity index for the doctoral theses of Indian universities by the apex body of higher education in India named the University Grants Commission. The higher the percentage, the more frequently the source appears in the document, whether cited appropriately or not. The text in blue appears in quotation marks and has an in-text citation Bias, 2010. Terry Terry Hello Terry: When it comes to turnitiin scores I believe it is up the instructors discretion, so it is your call - to the best of my understanding. Due credit has to be given to the originators of ideas and the work.
There is a kind of disguised plagiarism. Misconception 13: Turnitin has expertise in plagiarism and can render judgment on specific cases. Clicking on any source will change the navigation bar at the top of the page, displaying how many times that this source has matched in the paper. Only the university can void a master's degree. To the right will be a Similarity Index a color and and percentage. Click any of these matches to be directed to it on your paper.
The text in light green is incidental or trivial. More information about reading and understanding the originality report can be found under the. I would suggest that when writing a manuscript for publication, apart from a few quotations with proper citations, there should be a minimal amount such as 5-7%. Reality: There are definitely sources that are not in the Turnitin database, especially if that material is only available in print. The Originality should be in the ideas and sense of honesty.
It is your responsibility to be aware of any restrictions on quotes, as outlined in the assessment requirements. . Even if you do your own research and end up citing the same source that another student cites, and both of your papers are in the Turnitin database, understandably there will be a match. Why does the University use Turnitin? For further information on reviewing Originality Reports, please see the page. Turnitin recognises these as text matches rather than quotations. So it was 80% on Turnitin but not in fact plagiarised. Similarly, a paper with a low similarity index can still have strings of text that have been improperly cited or improperly paraphrased.
In the faculty of engineering - Ain Shams university, dissertations with a maximum plagiarism similarity level of 10% is considered acceptable. Over the past 3 semesters I have been working with 2 other students on a capstone paper. Misconception 11: All words, big or small, could be mistaken for a match in a Similarity Report. I am really anxious at this point as I have never gotten anything higher than 20% before and I am in my third year. Yes the original question was about Review articles.
The ideas coming from others are the essential part of the contribution published under your name. According to the report, there are a lot of common phrases which matched several sources online, many sites we haven't even heard of. For example, an original dissertation for a doctorate should reference less than 10% in order to take into consideration the literature review where properly cited direct quotes from subject matter experts are most likely to occur. Reality: Turnitin matches to text in our databases and leaves the judgment up to the instructor. It shows matchintg if they do not refer to the sources, or copy from other students, or visit homepages and do not refer to them etc. At the risk of boring those who already know, let me review how to do it.
This will occur sometimes and should not be a cause for concern. If one has a previous article online already, it could be higher, but may not be plagiarism. I teach in a college. However, this is estimated on public plagiarism programs. Reality: There can be many matches because of extensive duplications of material on the web. I think the question-asker has to clarify the question.
So, you have to know that you will fail. The core criteria is not a lacking reference, but stealing the ideas from other people. When assignments are submitted to Turnitin an Originality Report will be created. If there is any string of text that matches something already in the Turnitin database, then Turnitin will highlight the matching text in what it calls an Originality Report. In contrast to the original article, you have to have your idea and words Vijayakumar Rajendran: There is a big difference between quoting without referencing and quoting with correct referencing. If, indeed, the questioner wanted to know how little originality is required of the writer of a review article, then that is probably a matter to be discussed with his particular editor.