Is a turnitin score of 19% bad?

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I just submitted an assignment for university (2nd year) and I just recieved a turnitin score of 19%. Is this bad? I've heard that a turnitin score of above 10% is bad. Do I need to make some adjustments in order to get a 1st/2:1?
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I just submitted an assignment for university (2nd year) and I just recieved a turnitin score of 19%. Is this bad? I've heard that a turnitin score of above 10% is bad. Do I need to make some adjustments in order to get a 1st/2:1?
Depends where the 19% was. I got higher scores than that when doing assignments because it all came from my references/appendix. If the 19% is blocks of text which has been plagiarised/paraphrased incorrectly, then you'd be in trouble. But if it is just odd words e.g. names and your references then you'll be fine.
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You're in 2nd year and have never submitted anything through turnitin yet?
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If it was mainly due to bibliography and your references then it doesn’t matter
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19% sounds pretty low but it depends entirely on what is flagged. If you have not referenced everything correctly then you have an issue, if you have then consider that 81% is your own work with 19% as, whatever content it is.
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I just submitted an assignment for university (2nd year) and I just recieved a turnitin score of 19%. Is this bad? I've heard that a turnitin score of above 10% is bad. Do I need to make some adjustments in order to get a 1st/2:1?
Hey!

I am currently doing a essay through turn it in and the lecturers said the % should be below 20%.
This is because we are all following a similar framework for our questions - so we might have the same headings and subheadings for example - and parts of the scenario
Also there will be some references that will be the same!

I hope this helps!
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It really depends on the content. If it's all your work and you've referenced things correctly you shouldn't have much to worry about.
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You're in 2nd year and have never submitted anything through turnitin yet?
Nope, 1st year didn't count so my uni never bothered with it.
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Depends where the 19% was. I got higher scores than that when doing assignments because it all came from my references/appendix. If the 19% is blocks of text which has been plagiarised/paraphrased incorrectly, then you'd be in trouble. But if it is just odd words e.g. names and your references then you'll be fine.
It's mainly titles and subheadings that have been flagged. I manged to get it down to 16% just by rewording one sentence.
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Nope, 1st year didn't count so my uni never bothered with it.
Wow! Thats interesting to hear. I had about 8 assignments due in first year that went through turnitin, alongside christmas/april time exams.
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It's mainly titles and subheadings that have been flagged. I manged to get it down to 16% just by rewording one sentence.
Then you're absolutely fine.
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I just submitted an assignment for university (2nd year) and I just recieved a turnitin score of 19%. Is this bad? I've heard that a turnitin score of above 10% is bad. Do I need to make some adjustments in order to get a 1st/2:1?
So turnitin score doesn't relate to your mark.

turnitin is a plagiarism checker, and it doesn't matter, its just if your score is higher then lecturers might just look at what you've referenced. As long as you have cited all your sources and used references appropriately it won't matter.

Their is always some variation, I've had scores from 1% to near 30% over my years as a student yet it was never an issue, because it wasn't plagiarised...
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