Interpreting the Turnitin Similarity Report

The Turnitin Similarity Score is always a contentious issue. What is the ‘right’ percentage? Is a high percentage always bad and what about a low score, does it automatically mean there are no issues with the paper? Of course, we know that there is no magic number and that careful and thorough examination of the report is the best approach.

What guidance do you offer your students on interpreting the report, to help them to think beyond the percentage? Share your approaches to using the report as a learning tool to help identify issues and offer feedback to students on developing their literacy skills.

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