Psychology Writing

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Question Description

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review the web page “How to Read a Turnitin Report” in this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Locate the Turnitin report from your Week 2 Assignment.
  • Review the Similarity Index and the Match Overview.
  • Review the matches in detail.

The Assignment (1–2 pages):

Describe the Turnitin report for your Assignment from Week 2:

  • Provide the Similarity Index.
  • List the source that constitutes the highest match with your written work.
  • Explain why a high Similarity Index might not necessarily indicate plagiarism and why a low Similarity Index does not necessarily indicate a lack of plagiarism.
  • Based on the review by Turnitin, what changes would you make to your paper?
  • Explain how you would use Turnitin in the future to minimize issues with plagiarism.

Tutor Answer

School: Carnegie Mellon University


Running head: TURNITIN REPORTS 1

Turnitin Reports
Student Name
Professor Name
Course Title

Turnitin Reports
The similarity index in this particular similarity report is 2%, and this was submitted to
the University of Liverpool. However, it is necessary to understand that a high similarity report
does not necessarily mean that the paper has been plagiarized. It has however been noted that
many cases of alleged plagiarism were not in fact plagiarism. It may have been the use of jargon
or the use of certain terms that are main words in the particular course (Jastik, 2009).The lack of
originality is another reason for claims of plagiarism, and this may have simply been a case
where the student was not able to come up with original themes in the paper. It has also been
realized that Tu...

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