Using a Turn-it-in Dropbox

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A Turnitin dropbox allows students to submit a paper and run an originality report to see if a paper contains plagiarism or similarities to other submitted work. Turnitin supports the writing process for students by enforcing good summarizing/synopsizing techniques and assists faculty in promoting academic integrity. To submit a paper;

  1. Find the Turnitin drop box under the Lessons tab and click the name of the drop box

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  2. Click on the Submit button

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  3. Fill out all relevant information and click Browse to select your file to upload, then click Upload
    NOTE: Recommended file types are .DOC and .DOCX. The file size limit is 20MB.

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  4. Review your submission, then click Submit

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  5. To see the report generated for your submission, click on go to portfolio


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  6. Click on the colored meter that displays your originality results. The following page will give you detailed information.
    NOTE: The originality report may take up to 24 hours to be completed.

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NOTE: Most originality reports are displayed in their respective Turnitin dropbox in 5 to 10 minutes. However, if the same paper is resubmitted, there is a mandatory 24 hour wait before the new originality report is displayed.

If you have any problems submitting an assignment to a Turnitin dropbox (.doc or .docx file only) please call Brian Snapp at (570) 941-4040 or brian.snapp@scranton.edu between the hours of 8:30AM and 4:30PM EST Monday-Friday.

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