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Turnitin is a tool to check the originality of your written work and it will provide guidelines where necessary to you regarding where and how you can improve it. Stellenbosch University students have access to Turnitin via http://learn.sun.ac.za; be sure to use Mozilla Firefox.
Turnitin is used by students at various academic establishments to measure plagiarism. Students upload assignments onto the Turnitin database where the papers are compared with billions of pages on the internet (Turnitin Official website). The results are returned in the form of an Originality Report that gives clear explanations of possible plagiarism.
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If you do not have access to Turnitin via one of your modules, give your name and student number to your faculty or branch librarian, Jeremiah Pietersen (Learning Commons) or Kirchner van Deventer (Research Commons) to upload you on the Information Skills Training – Turnitin module on SUNLearn.
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Do you need formal Turnitin training:
A section on ‘Turnitin and how to use it’ is included in the Postgraduate Skills Development Programme’s Academic Writing Integrity: Avoiding Plagiarism. An online version of the face-to-face workshop is housed on SUNLearn. You can find it here* (one can self-enrol for access to this SUNLearn module). Please self-enrol to complete the course as self-study.