What & Why?
Starting from Spring 2014, the College of Management, NSYSU has a new policy regarding thesis writing. In order to promote academic integrity, the College requires all graduates to submit their complete thesis to the TURNITIN, an online text-matching software, as to make sure students' works are referenced properly and no plagiarism is occurring. Before applying for oral defense, each student is required to upload his/her thesis to this system and run it for an Originality Report. This Report will show the percentage of similarities between known sources in TURNITIN database and his/her thesis. Students are advised to aim for a percentage between 5% and 20%. By reviewing each student’s Originality Report, the advisers will make the final decision whether one student is qualified to proceed with the oral defense.
How to get access to TURNITIN?
The students’ adviser or their program office will add the students in TURNITIN from the backstage (as an Administrator). Next, the students will receive an email from TURNITIN, informing them their username and password. If students cannot find the email in their INBOX, please be advised to check their SPAM. Then the students can follow the instruction of that email in order to use TURNITIN, which is fully accessible in Mandarin and English.
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Hand in the latest Originality Report before graduation
After oral defense, students would make necessary revisions and run their thesis for an updated Report. Before graduation, students need to show the new Report to their advisers and get approval. Meanwhile, the students need to sign a declaration (see below) to show their full responsibility for their work and give the declaration along with a copy of the Report to their program office.
For further inquiries, please visit your program office.