To effectively tackle the instances of similarity in your work, you can do the following;
- Read over and re-present the ideas whilst paying close attention to the wording and sentence structure.
- Duly acknowledge all sources of information and ideas irrespective of whether direct quotations were made or not. Make sure the citation is according to accepted styles.
- Tackle as many of the brighter highlighted colors as possible (red, orange, pink, purple, yellow) since those colors represent higher similarities with other sources.
- Tackle all sources that record higher percentages (1% and above) as this can significantly reduce the overall similarity index.