This tutorial will show you what the different colors mean on a Turnitin originality report.

If you are an instructor who would like more details about Turnitin, go to How to use Turnitin.

If you are a student who would like to learn more about Turnitin results, go to Turnitin Results.


Turnitin uses certain colors to represent similarity percentages.

Blue: 0% (a valid result)

Green: 1-24%

Yellow: 25-49%

Orange: 50-74%

Red: 75-100%

Example: If you get an orange 52% similarity percentage, that means that 52% of your paper is exactly the same as other sources found by Turnitin.

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