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Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Spectrum QuickMarks

The Plagiarism Spectrum    


Based on the Plagiarism Spectrum, Turnitin's new 'Plagiarism Spectrum’ QuickMark set defines different types of plagiarism that might occur in a paper. You can use these QuickMarks to provide approachable guidance about plagiarism using easy-to-grasp language.


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Mashup: This writing appears to be a "mashup" of copied content from multiple sources. "Mashup" plagiarism occurs when there is almost no original work. Paraphrase or quote copied content and be sure to include original ideas.


Clone: This writing appears to be a "clone" of someone else's work. “Clone” plagiarism happens when another author's work is copied, word-for-word. Rewrite this section of writing, being sure to incorporate your own ideas and properly cited quotes and ideas from your sources.

Academic Integrity


The ‘Academic Integrity’ QuickMark set gives fundamental help to your students, providing a guiding hand in taking ownership of the academic integrity of their work. The Similarity Report is a powerful formative tool, which can be used in conjunction with this QuickMark set to highlight areas of potential problems and praise areas that have been written well.


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Cite or revise previous work: This writing appears to be self-plagiarism. Self-plagiarism occurs when previously submitted work is submitted in another context without a proper citation. Choose to properly cite your previous work or revise this section.


Strong paraphrasing: Great job taking an existing idea, writing it in your own words, and including a citation. Look for other areas in your paper that could benefit from stronger paraphrasing.


Where can I find my new QuickMark sets?


Your new QuickMark sets can be found in Turnitin Feedback Studio via or inside your learning management system (LMS) integration.



Select a paper from the assignment inbox to open Turnitin Feedback Studio.


Select anywhere on the paper to reveal the in-context marking tool Screen Shot 2017-12-28 at 22.47.10.png  


Select the QuickMark icon Screen Shot 2017-12-28 at 22.49.50.png from the marking tool.


Use the drop-down menu Screen Shot 2017-12-28 at 22.51.21.png at the top of the QuickMark box to select one of the new QuickMark sets.


Select a QuickMark comment from one of your all-new QuickMark sets to add it to the paper.


(Optional) Use the settings icon Screen Shot 2017-12-28 at 21.49.06.png to make changes to the set in the QuickMark manager.
Need more info? Visit our QuickMark how-to guidance.
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