Turnitin is used at Monte as a academic honesty tool to ensure that students learn the skills of referencing and acknowledging sources.
Students upload work to Turnitin via MonteConnect. The submitted work is then compared to a database of web, journal and academic content to assess similarities to other people's work.
Students can submit work to Turnitin more than once, but note that second and subsequent submissions may take 24 hours to be processed.
How do I submit my file to Turnitin?
Through the link that your teacher will have created on your MonteConnect course page
How long does it take to get my originality percentage figure?
The Originality Report (the percentage figure you want to see) is usually created within 5 to 10 minutes of submission. That is for an average paper of 500 to 1000 words. Longer papers will take a little more time.
Can I submit my assignment more than once?
If your teacher allows it. Originality Reports for resubmitted assignments (if you submit a second or third version of the same task) take 24 hours to appear. During this time you will NOT have access to the Originality Report or percentage figure. You need to factor this in to your time management, perhaps ensuring you don’t wait till the last minute to submit to Turnitin.
You cannot re-submit an assignment after the due date has passed. Turnitin wont allow it.
What kinds of files can I submit?
Turnitin accepts Word, PDF or Powerpoint. Turnitin wont accept Pages or Keynote files
What originality percentage is acceptable?
It's not about the number. It is about what comes back as a match. You must correctly acknowledge all the source material that you have used to create your assignment, whether you are quoting, summarising or paraphrasing (putting it in your own words).