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I just submitted my assessment and it came back with 56% similarity.

I am slightly worried as this is the highest i've ever had. However, I had 51% similarity on an assessment last year that i actually got a first in.

I read somewhere that turnitin only recognises these quotation marks: " and not '.
Is this true? If so, could it be the reason for my high similarity?
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What course are you on? 51% seems like a crazy amount to allow.
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You might be ok. It seems high to me but I don't know the details - the marker can see exactly where the similarities come from and we get access to a detailed breakdown, so if it is legit, you needn't worry. All the percentage does is alert the marker so that they take a closer look.
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Turnitin doesn't care about quotation marks - it'll flag the content between them as similar etc regardless of which ones you use. It is the content that matters, not the type of quotation marks,
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(Original post by gjd800)
Turnitin doesn't care about quotation marks - it'll flag the content between them as similar etc regardless of which ones you use. It is the content that matters, not the type of quotation marks,
Agree with previous post. A report with a score of 50% will almost certainly be checked. However, if you have used quotations and referenced all your quotations then it isn't plagiarism. Plagiarism is passing off someone else's work as your own without acknowledging it.
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We check anything over 30% as a rule of thumb, but most of the time they turn out absolutely fine.
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You can click on the turnitin report and see what they've flagged up - if it's all quotes that you've referenced then it's fine.
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I thought correctly referenced quotes don't affect the similarity report? At least, that's how it's worked for me?
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For law, you are incredibly deferential to the authorities and law essays are therefore much more prone to similarities than other essay-based subjects.
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Similarity is very high on my assignment it’s gone orange will I be able to carry on with the course
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Which BS uni is this that gives first to a coursework of 51pc similarity?
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I’m asking if the similarity is high when I submit my assignment what happened next can I continue with my course or not
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