As students learn to write, it's important to talk to them about digital citizenship skills and citing their sources properly. While students learn this over time, having a way for both teachers and students to evaluate the originality of a passage can be helpful in writing instruction.

Based on feedback from our schools, we chose a plagiarism solution that helps to detect:

  • Students who copy passages or assignments from web sites

  • Students who copy work from each other

Writable's Originality Check feature is powered by Turnitin's SimCheck service, which scans the web as well as writing submitted in Writable.

NOTE: We do not scan Turnitin's larger database or higher ed databases. After all, most educators tell us that cheating in K-12 classrooms does not commonly come from higher-ed sources!

Originality Check is currently available for middle school and high school teachers. All teachers and students who use it will need to accept Turnitin's End-User License Agreement (read it here). If you don’t see the 'Originality Check' button as you grade student work, you may need to have it turned on for your account. To check if your account qualifies, please contact or your Writable sales rep.

We recommend this article for more information about using Originality Check with your students.

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