Q. How is plagiarism detected?
It is usually easy for lecturers to identify plagiarism within students’ work. The University also actively investigates plagiarism in students’ assessed work through electronic detection software called Turnitin. This software compares students’ work against text on the Internet, in journal articles and within previously submitted work (from LSBU and other institutions) and highlights any matches it finds.
When you submit your assignment to be marked, you must first submit it through Turnitin.
This will generate a report which will highlight all areas of your assignment which match work that has been submitted elsewhere. If you forget to submit it to Turnitin, your lecturer can submit it and generate a report too.
Learn how to interpret your Originality Report for similarities on the Turnitin Website.