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Removing a source from an Similarity Report will re-calculate the similarity index without consideration to the removed source in question. This feature is used for many reasons, but is often used when a paper has been submitted twice or more to Turnitin, and the Similarity Report is reporting a high match (eg. 100%) to a previous submission. Removing a source from an Similarity Report may provide a more clear similarity index (percentage).

To view remove a source from within the Turnitin Feedback Studio interface, please do the following:

  1. Sign into your account.
  2. Click on the class your assignment is in.
  3. Click on “view” next to the correct assignment.
  4. Click on the Similarity Report icon (colored square containing a percentage) for the submission.
  5. Click on the "All Sources" icon (horizontal bars with an arrow pointing downward) located in the red icon group to the right.
  6. Click the "Exclude Sources" button to the bottom right corner.
  7. Click on the check-boxes next to the sources you want to exclude.
  8. Click the red "Exclude" button at the bottom of the page.

It is possible to exclude up to 1000 sources from a single report.

To re-include excluded sources:

  1. Click on the "Excluded Sources" button on the right of the screen (looks like a circle with a line through it).
  2. Click on the check-box next to the source you'd like to re-include (or the “restore all” button).
  3. Click the "Restore" button.
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