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Turnitin SimCheck is a plagiarism prevention system that makes it easy to identify students who submit unoriginal work. It acts as a powerful deterrent to stop plagiarism before it starts.

All work submitted to SimCheck is checked against three databases of content:

  • a copy of the publicly accessible Internet,
  • millions of published works,
  • every student paper ever submitted to UNC Charlotte’s repository.

Students can upload the following documents:

  • Microsoft Word™ (DOC and DOCX)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint™ (PPT and PPTX)
  • HTML
  • Plain text (TXT)
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • OpenOffice (ODF)
  • Zip files (ZIP) to submit multiple files at once; limit is 100 files OR 100MB

NOTE: PDF documents must contain text to be submitted. PDF files containing only images of text will be rejected during the upload attempt.

SimCheck Assignments

Suggested Syllabus Policy

Faculty are advised to review and consider instituting the suggested syllabus policy found at the University’s Office of General Counsel website on Plagiarism Detection Services. As indicated, a student must provide written consent and permission using the SimCheck Consent Form before work can be submitted to

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