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Replies: 5Last Post Mar. 20, 2010 2:32pm by RottenHearts
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Can someone tell me what does the similarity index means on turnitin? After I submited my assignment, my similarity index shows 2%, is that supposed to be good or bad?

On a side note, I estimate that approximated 30% of the assignment isn't my original ideas. They were paraphrased and propertly cited.

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2% is fine. You won't be penalized for two percent. I wish my teachers would let us see the similarity index, I've never plagiarized but I was always curious as to what it was.

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2 is fine. I friggen hate turnitin. They find the stupidest things to penelize. I wrote a paper on Nigeria and apparently because I used the presidents name I was copying a student from a college in Utah.
Fuckers.

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2 is fine.

My teachers never let us see.


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I'm not complaining or anything, but shouldn't it be a little higher than 2%? 2% seems far off from my 30% estimate. Or am I misunderstanding how the calculation works?

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it's usually 2% when compared to other assignments as well as essays on the internet and journals / articles etc.

like i submitted an assignment last semester and i had 8% - however due to the fact i submitted early it wasn't comparing to much of a population of results. Once everyone had handed in their assignments my originality report went up to 12%!

If the tag is green where it displays the percentage then i do believe you're okay :) they usually only start to worry when it goes over 20? I believe, but that might just be my university! :)

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