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Turnitin User Guide

Post by: Extension Services Section published on: 2021-03-04 10:20:24

Turnitin FAQ
Q: Who can use Turnitin?
A: Teachers, researchers, undergraduate students and doctoral students can apply for a Turnitin account, while students who have graduated, dropped out or suspended from school cannot use Turnitin anymore.

Q: How to apply for a Turnitin account?
A: 1. Graduate Students
Just go to to use Turnitin.
2. Teachers, Staffs, Undergraduate Students
Go to to apply for a Turnitin account. After 2 working days, go to to use Turnitin.

The Turnitin account application flowchart is as follows:

Q: A qualified similarity report should be under how many percent?
A: Please follow the rules of your own department.

Q: I have uploaded my paper for a long time, but my similarity report has not finished yet, why?
A: 1. It takes 1-2 hours to finish a similarity report. Please wait for a moment.
2. After 3 resubmissions in one assignment, you will need to wait 24 hours to see a new similarity report. In this situation, you can choose another assignment to submit.

Q: What kinds of file can be uploaded?
A: Turnitin will accept any file that is
1. less than 100MB.
2. more than 20 words.
3. less than 800 pages.
4. not encrypted.
5. not an image file.

Turnitin will accept any of the following file types:
Adobe PDF (Texts should be copyable)、Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx)、OpenOffice Text (.odt)、PostScript (.ps)、HTML、Rich text format (.rtf)、Plain text (.txt)、Google Docs via Google Drive、Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt, .ppsx, and .pps)、Microsoft Excel (.xls and .xlsx)

Q: What kinds of similarity reports should I submit?
A: There are two kinds of similarity reports in Turnitin: Current View and Digital Receipt. When applying for an oral defense, "Digital Receipt" should be submitted to your department office. After that, you should submit "Current View" to your committee members before the oral defense. Current View is available in paper or electronic file. If there is a different submission rule in your own department, please follow it.

Turnitin manuals and video instructions

If you have any other questions about Turnitin account, please contact Extension Services Section of NCU Library. E-mail:, Tel: 03-4227151 ext57407.

If you have any other questions about similarity report, please contact iGroup Ltd.,Tel:02-25713369.