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Unfortunately, there is no exact Turnitin percentage that Deakin provides as a measure. This is because it depends on what is highlighted by Turnitin. It can also depend on the type of assignment and whether you have been provided with a template for example. Therefore, there are a range of factors that can change the Turnitin percentage.
It is important that you read your Unit Guide and Assignment instructions to ensure you are meeting the requirements. If you are using any sources, be sure to acknowledge the work of others by including citations, paraphrasing or using direct quotes, and including a reference list at the end of your assignment.
If you have any questions regarding the assignment requirements, reach out to your Unit Chair for clarification and advice.
Language and Learning Advisers are also available to help you understand how to reference, paraphrase and learn how to interpret a Turnitin report:
If you have not used Turnitin before, the following link will take you to Deakin’s website explaining how to use it:
If the unit chair identifies that there is plagiarism in your assignment they may refer your assignment to the Academic Integrity Committee. You may receive an allegation of plagiarism. If you do receive an allegation, please book a time to talk to one of the DUSA Advocates so we can help you understand all of your options.
If you would like further support and information, please feel free to contact a DUSA Advocate for advice. We can support you to understand academic integrity and support you to access available resources. When accessing the service, we will work together with you to assess your situation and discuss possible courses of action. You can contact us via this link: https://dusa.org.au/our-services/advocacy-welfare/