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Academic Skills

Turnitin Overview

What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is a plagiarism prevention service. Turnitin’s database includes the world’s largest collection of internet, academic, and student paper content. Thanks to Turnitin’s unparalleled index of archived student papers (929 million and counting) student collusion, i.e., the improper sharing of work both within and across institutions, is discouraged. Additionally, 67 billion web pages and 178 million journal articles and subscription content sources, protects against search engine plagiarism and helps ensure originality of research papers, theses, and dissertations by comparing them to online and offline subscription content.

When you submit your essay based assignments to dropbox in NU Brightspace or NCUOne, they will automatically be run through Turnitin.  You have full access to the Turnitin originality report. Simply click on the percentage (similarity index) number to open the Turnitin report in a new window. Please note that the similarity index represents all text matches including references, direct quotes, etc. View the report to determine what matches need to be resolved.

Having issues viewing the Turnitin originality report? Contact Help Desk or your AFA. Looking for more details on using dropbox in NCUOne and accessing feedback? Review the NCUOne Student Guide in the NCUOne Resource section. Looking for support for NU Brightspace, review the resources

What is Draft Coach?

Using Draft Coach

Draft Coach provides students the opportunity to receive instant feedback on similarity (plagiarism) matches, grammar, and citations when using the Microsoft Word web application. When using Draft Coach, students will be able to submit their assignment three times to the similarity checker, while the grammar and citation checks are unlimited. 

*Please note: Draft Coach is currently only available to students using the NCUOne platform.