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    Hi,

    I just had a quick question about Turnitin and plagiarism. How exactly does the detection system work? If there are words/sentences strewn across an essays that are similar, will that be picked up by the system? Or does it mainly look at blocks of text?

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    It'll pick up sentences if they're word for word? That's why it's always better to paraphrase
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    It compares every sentence/phrase to their database (they have a biiiiiiiiiig database) and flag it up for the lecturer to decide whether or not you've plagiarised.

    For more info about how TurnItIn works, here's a link that may be of use: https://www.submit.ac.uk/static/reso...udents_Ask.pdf
 
 
 
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