Turnitin is a web-based program that reviews assignment submissions for similar or copied content.
To check for content similarity, the software compares your work with content across the internet, several databases and other students’ work that has previously been submitted through Turnitin.
The University of Melbourne has used this software since 2004 to identify and prevent plagiarism.
Turnitin does not identify if a student’s work is plagiarised. It only highlights parts and sections in the submitted work that match other sources. Based on the similarity report that Turnitin provides, your tutors assess if plagiarism has occurred.
For your assessments, you will be required to use Turnitin to submit your work, complete a peer review of other students' submissions if suggested and view your feedback and originality reports.
Find out how to use Turnitin by referring to these handy student guides.
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