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Authorship Investigate Requests

If you suspect your student has committed Contract Cheating (i.e. someone else completed your student’s assignment on their behalf), you may request an Authorship Investigate report be completed on your behalf.

The software uses linguistic forensics to analyze and compare the student’s current submission to their previous submissions. Please note that all assignments being compared must have been submitted to Turnitin.

Please email all requests to and include the following information: 

  • Turnitin submission ID (this is found in the information icon within the submission)
    •  A report cannot be completed without the submission
    •  These IDs cannot be “cut and pasted.” Please ensure the IP is properly recorded.
  • Student name
  • Date of submission
  • Your name
  • Course code