Online plagiarism checkers causing essays to be marked as plagiarised by Turnitin Watch

Fitch31
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I have recently heard that Turnitin checks for plagiarism from plagiarism checkers online. Does anyone know if this is true?
I used some of these checkers and am worried that my essays may now be marked as plagiarised...
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I don't quite understand what you mean? Are you saying that you think that running a plagiarism checker on your essay somehow leave a sort of mark on it - and then Turnitin picks this up?


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I heard that turnitin could mark the essay as plagiarised as there will be copies of the essay on the internet on plagiarism checking websites
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I don't think so. I used a free online one before submitting my essay. I only got a 2% plagiarism score (which was stupid as it thought my title was plagiarised).
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Hope so, cheers.
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(Original post by fitch31)
i heard that turnitin could mark the essay as plagiarised as there will be copies of the essay on the internet on plagiarism checking websites
oh nooooooooo!
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I've handed in several assignments through Turnitin and it does show a percentage for plagarism, but mine usually show about 6-9% which is normally just the direct quotes I've used. Hope this helps xx
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