Viewing the Originality Report
Indie concert: Arms & Sleepers, American Royalty and Gianni Paci
Arms & Sleepers is an electronic duo from Boston. American Royalty is a psych-pop trio from Brooklyn. Guitarist Gianni Paci is a recent graduate of New York University and is influenced by Buddy Holly and The Beatles. Performer Magazine recently featured him on its cover. $5 at the door; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-4581.
Location: Lounge, Hewitt Union
Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Theatre performance: "Young Frankenstein"
$15 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students), including parking in front of Culkin Hall and in lot E-18 east of Culkin. 312-2141. www.oswego.edu/arts
Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Baseball vs. Plattsburgh
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Baseball Field
Friday, April 25, 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Men's Golf Spring Tournament
Location: Oswego, NY - Oswego Country Club
Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
Visit http://www.facebook.com/events/453070221388940 for the latest locations or suggest your own!
Location: Various Cities
Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Reunion Weekend 2014
More information: alumni.oswego.edu/reunion
Location: SUNY Oswego, New York 104, Oswego, NY, United States
Thursday, June 5, noon - noon
Reading an Originality Report - some hints
To view the originality report, click on the percentage match under the "report" column.
There are three views possible, and everyone might have their favorite. The "cleanest" (and shortest) is the quickview, or classic, report. Here the sources are listed first, color-coded, and the paper is provided as straight text, with the text matching the color of the source.
The default view is tho show the highest matches together. Here there are two display planes. On the right is the list of sources, and on the left is the text, again color-coded to match the source as well as labeled to pick out the source. You can also exclude some of the sources by clicking on the small "x" to the right of the source. This might uncover material that can be attributed to other sources. You can restore excluded sources.
The third view is to show matches one at a time. Select the source listed on the right and the relevant text on the left is highlighted. Explore this option...you might find it interesting to see what sources are copied at different points.
You have options for downloading and printing the originality reports. Keep in mind that the report will be in the form you've chosen to view it. So if you want a printed copy of the quickview, be sure to put the report into the quickview option before printing (or downloading). This may seem obvious, but...
You'll see that you can also exclude quoted material and the bibliography. This sort of material might easily be found and identified and thus artificially inflate the percentage of similarity. You can recover the excluded material.
You cannot rely on the percentage of similarity or on the identified material to automatically determine the paper is plagiarized. A paper with a very low similarity percentage may have "borrowed" a paragraph from a website, thus be plagiarized while another with a larger percentage of similarity might be so because of quoted or cited material. You will have to examine the report and each match in order to determine whether the material was appropriately or inappropriately used.