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Answered By: Kim Read Last Updated: Dec 11, 2015 Views: 126
When you look at the Originality Report, you will see the percentage and a bunch of highlighting. The similarity percentage means that percentage of your entire text (marked by the highlighted sections in the report) matched nearly word-for-word the original source. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but here are the three most common ones:
1. The beginning or ending quotation marks are missing
2. Your paraphrases aren’t as clean as you thought (still too similar to the original)
3. Turnitin is matching your reference list
Check that the punctuation of your quotes is correct, and then look at your paraphrases. Make sure you did more than just switch words out with a synonym. You may also be able to have it exclude the references from the originality/similarity score.
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