Turnitin is an online service that checks for similarities between your writing and that of others. It is used as a way to detect possible plagiarism. If your professor is using turnitin, you will submit your papers to turnitin in Blackboard. For more information, please refer to the TurnItIn Tools and Resources page on the Academic Technologies website.
You're almost done! By this point you have gone through the writing process and completed your first draft. You now have a couple of options:
For papers done in MLA or APA style, it is important that for every source you list in your works cited or reference page, there is an internal citation within your paper and vice versa. In a paper done in Chicago style, it is possible to list sources you've consulted but not mentioned in the text if you are compiling a full bilbiography. To help you double check your documentation, as you are going through the rough draft of your paper, when you come to an internal citation, put a tiny pencil check next to that source on the works cited or references page. Once you've finished going through your paper, you should have a check mark next to all of the sources on your works cited or references page. If you have some sources without check marks this means:
Finally, if you don't find a source on your works cited or references page, you need to add it.
Be sure to review one last time the requirements of the paper before handing it in. You've done so much work and you don't want to lose points for something minor!