My University found 90% plagiarism in the paper I downloaded while your service found only 22%. Why the difference?

asked Nov 28 '12 at 05:57 Don Petersen New member

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Don, this forum is for discussion about grammar.  The participants here are not employees of Grammarly and we do not offer technical support for Grammarly products.  That said, I can venture a guess.  You copied almost all of your paper from someone else's paper, and it is in the University's computer system but not widely published. If you click on the link at the bottom of the page for support, I'm sure they would love to know where you found the paper you copied so they can add that to their sources to check. 


A plagiarism checker will mark strings of words as potentially plagiarized - even if you have properly cited the source.  It is up to you to make sure that they are indeed cited correctly.  If they haven’t kicked you out of school, you’ll have to write your own papers from now on and include some original thought if you want to earn a degree. 

link comment answered Nov 28 '12 at 21:08 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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