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UMGC Writing Center Writing & Turnitin

Tutors in the Effective Writing Center can help you to interpret your Turnitin feedback and use that feedback to improve your written work. Read more about how Turnitin works below, and if you want to work with a tutor on your Turnitin results, just include your feedback with your submission or share it in a live online session.

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UMGC’s Technical Support is prepared to help faculty and students with integrated Turnitin. Contact them first in any situation where you are having a problem.

Turnitin FAQ for Students

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Turnitin At UMGC

Turnitin is a service integrated into LEO Classrooms that can find and highlight matching or unoriginal text in a written assignment. It compares text in a document against a large database of electronic academic materials which it indexes and stores. Many or most faculty have enabled assignments for Turnitin in the LEO Classroom. Turnitin checks the assignment against its database of materials to look for matches or near-matches in strings of text. Turnitin then generates an Similarity Report online. The Similarity Report summarizes and highlights matching text.


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Using a Turnitin Similarity Report

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Turnitin Draft Coach: To view a Turnitin report prior to submitting an assignment

Turnitin Draft Coach is available in UMGC’s Office 365 Apps in Microsoft Word on the web. It allows writing and grammar checking, similarity checks, and citation checking before submitting in the LEO online classroom.  

Please contact with any questions

How to view instructor feedback (if applicable)

See Turnitin Feedback and scroll down to the section that says Instructor Comments.  

TurnItIn for Faculty

Please see Turnitin Resources for Faculty on The Source. 


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