Read an originality report on your work

This article is for students


Originality reports highlight passages from the internet in your work. The reports help you to properly cite sources before you turn in your assignment.

If your teacher turned on originality reports for an assignment, you can run up to 3 reports to check your work. 

Read the report

View the number of flagged passages

Flagged passages highlight text from the internet that you didn't cite or quote. Review each flagged passage and add your source citations.

In the originality report, you can show or hide cited or quoted text in the results. Next to # cited or quoted passages, click the switch to the On position On

Switch from number of flagged passages to percentage of flagged content

To switch views between the number of flagged passages and the percentage of flagged content, click Count or %.
The percentage of flagged content shows how much source material you used. For example, if your report shows 5% flagged content,  it means 5% of your document matches source material that wasn’t cited or quoted.

Review individual passages

Review flagged passages

To review flagged passages, choose an option:

  • Under Web matches, click Next Next or Back Back.
  • In the paper, click a highlighted passage.

Highlight cited or quoted passages

To highlight material that contains cited or quoted passages, next to # cited or quoted passages, click the switch to the On position On

Edit your work

You can edit your document after you've run the originality report. 
  • To edit your work, click Edit
  • To go back to the originality report, click View report.
Note: Edits to your work don't show in the report until you run a new one.

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