Does WGU use Turnitin?

Does WGU use Turnitin?

Grades are posted along with applicable feedback through TurnItIn. If you have been waiting for a grade for more than five (5) business days, please contact a Student Advisor to inquire about the delay.

How do I check my Turnitin score before submitting?

You can check for plagiarism and get a similarity score of a paper before submission using Turnitin’s self-check tool called WriteCheck. Turnitin self checker allows students to check for plagiarism and grammar before submitting it.

If a student submits an essay/assignment that is to go through Turnitin (either via WebLearn or TurnitinUK direct), tracked changes should not be left on. The reason is that Turnitin will match everything in the deleted and formatted text, thus falsely inflating the similarity index.

What percentage similarity is bad on Turnitin?


What is the acceptable percentage for Turnitin?


Is 43 similarity on Turnitin bad?

There is no defined percentage match that indicates that your work is, or is not, plagiarized. A match of 40% may be perfectly acceptable, so long as your work is presented and referenced correctly. Conversely, a match of only 4% may indicate that your work is underpinned by insufficient sources.

Is 19% on Turnitin bad?

If your essay or report shows 17 percent plagiarism (17 pages out of 100, or almost one page out of five), that high of a match indicates a large amount of text is dangerously similar to or identical to one or more items in Turnitin’s database.

If one simply uses the wrong citation style, an instructor may lower the grade, but wouldn’t consider it as plagiarism since the source is fully cited (just in the wrong way for that assignment). However, in situations where the citation is neither correct nor complete, it can definitely still be considered plagiarism.

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Does Turnitin count references?

Turnitin also does not recognise every reference format, and might not identify the reference list. These matches can artificially increase your similarity index,and although you can’t fix or change this situation, you can toggle the setting on/off on your originality report to understand how and why it happened.

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