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Spalding University Library and Academic Commons Logo Student Guide: Overview

What is Turnitin? is a tool for checking student papers against a repository of papers and the Internet to detect possible plagiarism issues.  It results in the creation of an originality report which can then be reviewed by faculty, and if allowed by the faculty member, by students. 

While used primarily for grading papers, it may also be used to grade almost any assignment including presentations, thereby enhancing visual and other forms of literacy.