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Writing Assistance / Using Turnitin for a Similarity Score & to Check for Plagiarism

Please Note:  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.

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  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.
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Writing Guides & Tutorials (APA Mainly)

Using APA's Academic Writer Database

How to Title Your Work in APA Tutorial from Academic Writer

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?

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

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.

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.