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Writing Assistance / Using TurnItIn for a Similarity Score

Academic Support Center (ASC) - help available from Florida Tech faculty.

Writing Style Guide - writing guidelines from the University's  Marketing and Communication Toolbox.

Tips for defining and writing a thesis statement - courtesy of the Center for Writing Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Applied Digital Skills for college and continuing education -Free training videos to prepare students to use digital tools (mostly Google's) effectively

Check your TurnItIn Similarity Score before submitting your paper -- use the TurnItIn Practice Drop-box from Evans Library! This Canvas "course" offers a TurnItIn drop-box with special settings that allows you to submit and resubmit papers for Similarity Scoring. This process of checking your Similarity Score does not effect the final submission of your paper. To use the TurnItIn drop-box, simply enroll yourself in the TurnItIn Practice Drop-box course.



To access Grammarly Premium, set up a personal account using your Florida Tech email address.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your full name and Florida Tech or email address.
  3. Choose your own password (not TRACKS).
  4. Click the "Sign Up" button
  5. Grammarly will send you an email with a link to confirm your registration.
  6. Use itYou're ready to start using Grammarly Premium! You can upload documents to your account to get the Grammarly check, and/or install plugins and apps to streamline your work.

Note: Grammarly Premium is free for Florida Tech constituents.

  • No access code is required.
  • You do not need to buy a license.
  • You do not need to enter any payment information.

Writing Guides & Tutorials

Using APA's Academic Writer Database

How to Title Your Work in APA

How to Title Your Work

Learn how to title your work, including how to formulate a strong title that will be accurate, memorable, and findable; what to include and leave out of a title; and how to format the title.


© 2016 American Psychological Association.

What is a scientific journal article?

From the AACR (American Association for Cancer Research)

Scientific journals publish a few types of pieces. The two most common are the research article and the review article.A research article is peer-reviewed and presents a complete description of a new research finding. A review compiles the results of many different studies on a topic into an overview of that field. Click the links below to read more:

What are scientific journal articles and how do I find them?

How to read and assess research articles


Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Click the highlighted sections of this paper to view more information about the components of scholarly articles

What are the parts of a scholarly article?

How to Evaluate Journal Articles

A journal is considered as the scholarly if it is peer reviewed. Look for the following to find a peer-reviewed journal: 

  • If the journal is sponsored by a professional scholarly society or association (e.g., the American Psychological Association) or by a university program (e.g., Critical Inquiry) or department (e.g., Social Science History).
  • If the journal has a list of reviewers or an editorial board inside the front cover, back cover, or on the first few pages. 
  • If a journal is indexed in an important index for your field

For more information please visit​ 

Citing Sources & Plagiarism

Research Guide for Citing Sources & Plagiarism

Find information and guidelines on citation managers such as RefWorks and Mendeley, style guides such as APA and MLA, and about plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Check Your Paper for Plagiarism

Are you interested in checking your thesis or dissertation chapters for plagiarism? You're in luck!


The Evans Library has created a Turnitin drop-box in Canvas that can be utilized to check the Similarity Score of submitted papers without interfering with the final submission and final Similarity Score. You can submit and re-submit your paper to our drop-box and get an updated Similarity Score each time. 

To access the Canvas page with the Turnitin drop-box, use this URL: 

Citing Help

Ethical Standards in Research and Writing

APA Code of Ethics:  Includes :

The Basics of Copyright and Permission

The Basics of Copyright and Permission

Learn about copyright and permission, including how to identify copyrighted material, ask for permission to use it, and correctly document permission to use such material in your own work.


© 2016 American Psychological Association.

Copyright Research Guide - Find resources and answers to questions about copyright issues.

Copyright (Elsevier) - Describes the rights related to the publication and distribution of research. It governs how authors (as well as their employers or founders), publishers and the wider general public can use, publish and distribute articles or books.