Interpretation of the plagiarism report of your scanned paper, assignment or dissertation
After the plagiarism software has scanned the World Wide Web for you, a plagiarism report will be generated for clarification of the results. This report gives you information on the percentage of plagiarism in your Bachelor’s thesis, assignment, dissertation or other academic work. A type of traffic light system is used to show you where action is still required. Green markings in the text mean that you can confidently sit back and submit your work.
However, if areas of text are marked yellow or red, we recommend that you work on these areas again. The areas of plagiarism should be rewritten and cited correctly to avoid plagiarism in your work. The plagiarism report helpfully gives the original source found on the World Wide Web for the plagiarism. The affected section of text will also be marked in colour and the corresponding numbers listed below the results of the plagiarism software.
This simplifies the correct citation of sources in your work. It is only possible in the case of work with a legal focus for the proportion of red markings to be higher as it is sometimes necessary to cite extensive legal texts word for word. But if you’ve cited all your sources correctly, then you’ve no need to worry.