Turnitin is a web-based solution that can find and highlight matching or unoriginal text in written classroom assignments. Students find the Originality Report useful for editing papers that include too many quotes and paraphrases. Faculty find the Originality Report useful as a tool to teach students proper citation practices and highlight the need for more student originality. Faculty can also use Turnitin as a tool to detect possible instances of plagiarism in student work.
Choosing between iThenticate and Turnitin
iThenticate is designed for review of faculty and graduate research and scholarship. This text-matching service differs from Turnitin in two aspects: it uses a richer database of scholarly material and it does store a copy of manuscripts submitted for review. Thus, a manuscript can be submitted for review multiple times without creating text matches with itself. Graduate students should not use Turnitin to screen and revise their own writing. Turnitin is designed for classroom use only. Using it to check your own work is not recommended or approved. For more information or to use this tool, visit our iThenticate site.
Texas Tech Instructors can request access to Turnitin via the online request form.
Texas Tech Students may sign in to Turnitin with their eRaider credentials using the button below.
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