Description: In this article about turnitin login, the author is going to show students how to review papers for plagiarism and read comments the instructor has added through GradeMark. Results can also be used in formative assessment to help students learn to avoid plagiarism and improve their writing.
This article coaches students regarding looking up their grade and checking their papers for plagiarism, if the paper has already been submitted, but it’s not past the due date yet and you want to check your originality report, you can go into course content into the folder where the paper exists and scroll down to the Turnitin assignment.
You can click on View assignment, then click my submissions, the originality report will appear, there’s 15% on that, you can click and open up that report in another window, what you’ll notice is that I want grad of the student’s paper, you’ve got some comments.
If it is past the due date, you’re not checking the paper for plagiarism but you’re looking at your grade and you want to know the comments, you can come in through course content and click on the assignment, then click into this this grade area either on the grade mark comments or the similarity index, it doesn’t matter, or you can go into my grades, you can locate the assignment and click on that paper.
You’ll notice the same options, I’ve already clicked on the comments box, I’m going to go in here, when you click on the originality report if you’re checking for plagiarism, make sure that the originality area is read, you can scroll through the paper and see where Turnitin has marked at the paper.
This example is one where a student has added in a quote to the paper, let’s see if we have all the elements that we need for checking for plagiarism to make sure that this is not a plagiarized resource, first anything that is highlighted means that that is word-for-word from the original source.
I clicked on that highlighted material to have the comparison, I can click on full source text and scroll up and down through any of the segments that are from that resource, I also have the option to skip down to different resources throughout the paper.
If I click on number 4, that’s going to scroll me down to the work cited page, I can look at resource, I’ll go back up to the potentially plagiarized resource, there’s much information being word-for-word from a resource means that this would better be a direct quote.
It intends to be a paraphrase, that is not going to work. We have too many words here, that are used, that are matching, that is a resource that has quoted Douglass, we need to make sure that we have quotation marks around it, so word-for-word information would be a direct quote and must have a quotation mark.
I can see one at the beginning and one at the end of the statement itself, another component to make sure that a direct quote or a paraphrase is not plagiarized will be a citation, here is the citation, I don’t see an author there, so I’m going to go up and look in the sentence.
I see Douglas, Frederick Douglas is the author of this particular work, what I’m going to do is to compare that to the work cited entries, I find an entry for Douglas specifically one for learning to read, these are the works cited list, we have two entries for Douglas, that’s why this author has had it in a title to the citation.
We have Douglas’s learning to read, I don’t see any other citations that begin with learning to read, that’s the resource, I have located my citation both in the paper and in the work cited page, that means that this writer has responsibly recorded the information from this resource and this would not be an example of plagiarism.
However if the citations were not there, were not present or if the citations were not clear, that would mean that we have plagiarized, if the quotation marks were missing, that would mean that the work or that portion of the paper is plagiarized.
What you’re going to do as a student is to get in here, look at these reports, make the changes and reupload your paper, once you’ve made a number of changes in it, I want you to reupload, I want you to check it one more time to see what comes up.
You will find that some of the information in the paper might appear to come from the similar source, I have included small matches in the work that we’re doing here with plagiarism evaluation, what I would want to do is to look up this resource.
If I click on the 18, I’m going to get the material from that source, they’re talking about women’s rights and women’s suffrage, I don’t see Douglass here, I might need to click on full source view which will pop it up here to make sure that I haven’t inadvertently copied some information.
I want to read above and below that particular segment too, because what I have found is that students might not have plagiarized the quote, but they might accidentally put in too much information around the material that’s popping up as being plagiarized.
If everything checks out okay, ignore this, but if some of the information is very similar to the resource, make sure that you go back in and paraphrase it, I’m going to exclude this particular resource, I’m not even going to worry about those little blobs because it has nothing to do with Douglass, it has nothing to do with women’s suffrage which is what the resource was coming up with.
We’re going to ignore that and move on to the next portion, here’s where we have some citations, but I don’t see any quotation marks in there, Turnitin is also not marking that this is being plagiarized, there are no words between Abby Kelly and Sterling 14, that appeared word for word from another resource.
It means that this student has paraphrased this part from that resource very well, if this paraphrase is coming up as being clean, I would move on to the next one, I would evaluate it, I would pay attention to this, I would put that period outside of the parentheses and make sure that I finished off my paragraph with my words.
In regard to paraphrasing this section is decently paraphrased, we’re going to move on, we have another direct quote, we have quotation marks around it, we have a proper citation, we’re not going to worry about it, we’re going to move on.
These are the things that I want you to do as you are going through your paper, I’m scrolling down to look at the works cited page, this resource has a lot of plagiarism with it, the work cited page is the one exception to the plagiarism rule.
If you are getting a lot of plagiarism or a lot of highlighting in your cited page, that means that other people have also cited this resource hopefully responsibly, it also shows that you’re getting it right, there’s another database called academic search premier, this is the elite version, that’s the only reason why a lead is not highlighted.
There was a different date of access for that article, that’s why those parts aren’t showing that, but what this means is that you’re probably citing it decently, then we’ve got some issues, for the most part if your work cited page is relatively plagiarized, you’re probably doing a good job with your citations.
Here’s one that breaks off a little earlier in the citation, this entry was cited in an APA article or this student might be missing something, I’m noticing that the number is not there, student would want to add that information into the citation.
Now that you know how to read for plagiarism, I’m going to take into the grademark area, click on the grademark button, you will notice that over to the right some general comments appear, in these general comments you’ll notice that sometimes there will be a voice comment for you to click on.
It says that Sarah I am allowed to tell you that you have done a fantastic job on this paper, sometimes you will have a voice comment, sometimes you will not, I try to give some good overall advice, you will have a text comment or you will have a rubric to be able to click to and review.
This particular one does not have a rubric, I’ve given my comments on these general comments area, that will be what the student is able to listen to and also to review, you want to scroll through the paper, you’ll notice that there are these highlights that are linked into comments.
If you cursor over the comment, you get to read the entire comment, those will appear throughout the paper, you should absolutely look through here and see what comments I have added into the paper so that you can not only see why I evaluated this paper this way but also what you can do on future papers.
When you finished the Turnitin view, you can click out of that window and you’re back into blackboard, then you can move on to the next assignment. Thank you for reading, I hope that this is helpful.