Turnitin Similarity Report
The Turnitin Similarity Report assesses the degree of resemblance between your work and other written materials, pinpointing sections in your document that coincide with external sources. Educators can then evaluate the suitability of these matches by considering assignment requirements and your institution’s predefined acceptable limits.

Similarity score ranges
The report icon’s color reflects the similarity score of the paper, determined by the extent of matching or similar text discovered. This score is presented as a percentage, ranging from 0% to 100%.

·    Blue: No matching text

·    Green: One word to 24% matching text

·    Yellow: 25-49% matching text

·    Orange: 50-74% matching text

·    Red: 75-100% matching text

The color of the report icon indicates the paper’s similarity score, derived from the extent of identified matching or akin text. This score is represented as a percentage, spanning from 0% to 100%


It’s important to note that Turnitin’s primary function is not to definitively identify plagiarism in a piece of work. Instead, the platform compares students’ submissions with its extensive database. Should any instances arise where a student’s writing exhibits similarities or matches with existing sources in the database, these instances are highlighted for further review on your part.