How to delete a paper from Turnitin Database Permanently [Student Guide]

Table of Contents

  • Is it possible to delete a file from the Turnitin database? Yes, it is POSSIBLE!
  • Does Turnitin save your paper to their repository? How does this affect future submission?
  • Can you plagiarize your own work?
  • Can you resubmit your work to Turnitin?
  • What happens when you resubmit Turnitin?
  • How do you delete a submission as a student on Turnitin?
  • How to prevent your work from being stored on Turnitin repository
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Is it possible to delete a file from the Turnitin database? Yes, it is POSSIBLE!

We have just answered your question.

We fully understand that this is a problem that affects many students who have previously checked their papers with Turnitin and are afraid that their paper may show 100% plagiarism when submitted next time.

We are going to answer your concerns after perusing these topics covered below but so far, the answer is a big YES!

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Does Turnitin save your paper to their repository? How does this affect future submission?

Turnitin saves or does not save paper into Turnitin repository as per the settings. Universities and colleges prefer to make their settings such that Turnitin saves all the submitted paper to Turnitin repository so that another student cannot copy or upload the same paper.

On the other hand, non-learning institutions like us does not save the students papers in the Turnitin database. Why? Because we are not the final place where the student will submit their papers.

It will be irrational if we save the student paper in Turnitin database because it will show 100% plagiarized when the student finally submits the paper in their college or university portal.

In other words, all the papers we check are never saved in Turnitin database, therefore, the student needs not to worry of his paper showing plagiarism during final re-submission.

Can you plagiarize your own work?

Yes, you can easily plagiarize your own work.

How can you plagiarize your own work? You can plagiarize your own work when you resubmit the work that you already submitted through your university portal.

You can also plagiarize your work when you copy paste from the internet sources or previous student papers.

How will they know about this? Because once you submit your work to the university portal, there is high chances that it will be saved in Turnitin database and thus it will easily be caught as re-submission of the same paper.

The only way to avoid plagiarizing your own work is to avoid early submission of the work you have not already completed. You should only submit the completed final work. 

How do you know if you have plagiarized your own work?

It is hard to know if you do not have access to personal Turnitin account. Please contact us if you want access to non-repository personal Turnitin Account.

Can you resubmit your work to Turnitin?

Yes, you can resubmit your own work, but only when using corporate Turnitin like the once we are using because our files are not saved in Turnitin repository.

However, you cannot resubmit your own work to your college or university portal because it will be red flagged as 100% plagiarism.

What happens when you resubmit Turnitin?

When you resubmit to Turnitin, the advanced Turnitin software will first compare if the document you have submitted exist within the Turnitin database.

If it finds that it already exists, it will quickly produce the Turnitin report showing 100% plagiarism.

However, if you are using the NON-REPOSITORY TURNITIN (the one we provide), then your work will not be stored in repository turnitin even if you resubmit 100 times.

This is the reason why students are ADVISED to only use non repository turnitin.

How do you delete a submission as a student on Turnitin?

We already said that deleting a document from Turnitin database is possible by either of the following two ways.

  1. You can send the message to turnitin support; however, this may take as long as 2-3 months and the chances of success are 50%. It usually takes long because the company needs time to carry out due diligence and also to clear the backlog of many requests.
  2. The second method is to contact Turnitin Administrator like us, we use your turnitin submission ID, locate your paper in turnitin, then delete it for you.

If you have no time and want the guarantee that your paper will be deleted from the turnitin repository, then go ahead and contact us.

How to prevent your work from being stored on Turnitin repository

It is possible to prevent your work from being stored in Turnitin repository only when you have a non repository Personal Turnitin Account.

With Personal Turnitin Account, you can alter the settings of your submission, and this will make your work not to appear in any Turnitin repository.

You can contact us if you want a Personal Turnitin Account for as low as $2.5 USD per month.

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