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National College of Ireland


Turnitin Guide: Similarity Report Tips (for Students)

Turnitin advice for NCI students and staff

For extra Turnitin guidance on the Similarity Report you can visit the  Feedback Studio 

The colour of the report icon indicates the similarity score of the paper, based on the amount of matching or similar text that was uncovered. The percentage range is 0% to 100%. The possible similarity ranges are: 

  • Blue: No matching text


  • Green: One word to 24% matching text


  • Yellow: 25-49% matching text


  • Orange: 50-74% matching text


  • Red: 75-100% matching text

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