Turnitin is a self-assessment tool that will assist you to avoid unintentional plagiarism. A Turnitin assessment is part of the confirmation of candidature process to check for any unintentional plagiarism in your research proposal.
You can also use it to check the chapters of your thesis or exegesis before you submit for examination.
Before submitting your research proposal (referred to as an 'assignment' or 'paper' in Turnitin) for approval you should run it through Turnitin to generate an originality report. This report will:
The Turnitin portal for higher degree by research candidates is available from the GRS Turnitin site within Blackboard (ECU’s online learning management system). You can enrol in the site and access the Turnitin portal by following these instructions:
Research proposals or thesis chapters can be submitted more than once so that you can review your amendments. Subsequent submissions will overwrite your previous submission so that you only have one 'paper' in the portal at any one time.
If you need additional support to understand plagiarism you should consult your supervisor. You may also wish to seek support and advice from your school academic support staff or attend research training workshops on academic writing.
SOAR Centre Ambassadors are able to provide support for referencing and using referencing software, such as EndNote and Mendeley. Book an appointment for assistance.
For assistance accessing the Turnitin portal please contact the Graduate Research School.
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