Excluding small matches

As a student, any exclusions you make to your Similarity Report will not be reflected in your official similarity score. Student changes are only temporary. If you believe your instructor should make exclusions to officially adjust your score, please contact them.

  1. Select the red filter icon from the similarity toolbar.

  2. From the Filters and Settings side panel, use the radio and text boxes to make report exclusions. You may exclude sources that are less than a certain number of words or a certain percentage of words.

    For example, filtering by 10 words will exclude all sources with a cumulative match word count that is less than 10 words. A minimum of 10-16 words should be chosen for the feature to work best.