exclude some phrases
I think we need a filter to exclude some phrases. Right now, we only can choose bewteen a % or quantity of words. I have to choose 1%. But I always get the University name and the name of the master. I need to exclude this:
"Universidad Internacional de La Rioja" and this "Máster universitario en Ingeniería de Software y Sistemas Informáticos". This are on every page, and every file.
What do you think or suggest?
Hi Hugo Zaldaña ! Thank you so much for this valuable feedback-- I agree: a filter option would help educators immensely on their grading. I've forwarded your great suggestion to our product team, so they can look to integrate your idea into their planning for future changes.
If you have any other ideas that might support efficiency, feel free to reach out to the product team directly ( email@example.com ) and/or our support team with specific questions within our software ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Thanks for being a Turnitin advocate!
(Additionally, iThenticate does allow for specific phrase exclusions (in the text report). I'm not sure what the overall scenario is with your institution, but that's the easiest way to get this sort of functionality out of Turnitin services today!)Reply
The similarity index only shows you which parts are similar. As the instructor, you decide whether the similarity is problematic or not. My students routinely use direct quotations in their papers and those are often highlighted, but if they are quoted and cited correctly, I obviously don't penalize my students for plagiarism.Reply
Hi Brenda Morris . Thanks for your reply. Yes, indeed. The problem is when you have a thesis with 100 pages with the header "name of the institution" and the "study program". And as you can guess, the "name of the institution" and the "study program" are in several pages, and in several papers.
And you have to go one by one to exclude them, in every similarity reference, because they are not plagiarims. Every time they do a new submit, in every thesis you have to check.
But why do you have to exclude them? Can't you just ignore them? I look at the similarity report and decide whether there is a problem. If there is no problem, then I don't pay any more attention to the similarity report. I feel no obligation to trick Turnitin into not highlighting things. Who is forcing you to do this? Is there some requirement that the similarity index read 0%?Reply