Interpretation of the plagiarism check of your Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis
Through the online plagiarism check, you will receive a result of the percentage of plagiarism in your Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis or other academic work. Here the colours green, yellow and red are used to give you a indication of your current level of plagiarism.
If you are in the green area, you can sit back and relax and submit the work. If you are, however, in the yellow or even red areas, we advise you to reformulate the indicated areas and to always provide the correct source for these.
A great advantage of the plagiarism finder used is that the exact source is specified for the section of text marked as plagiarism. You can therefore refer to it if the source is no longer available.
However, there are also exceptions in Bachelor’s and Master’s theses or term papers where even a result in the yellow or red area in the plagiarism check is ok. Here it is mostly academic work with a legal focus in which it is necessary to cite extensive legal texts word for word. As a result, the proportion of plagiarism increases dramatically. However, if these sources are quoted true to the original and the source always given, then you have no need to worry.