What is Turnitin?
Turnitin provides originality checking, online grading and peer review to prevent plagiarism and engage students in the writing process. Turnitin encourages best practices for using and citing other people's written material and offers instructors ways to save time and improve their feedback on the writing process. The service offers a complete web‐based service to manage the process of submitting and tracking papers electronically, providing better – and faster – feedback to students.
How does Turnitin work?
An instructor sets up a class and an assignment in the Turnitin service. Students or instructors then submit papers to Turnitin via file upload or cut and paste. Turnitin's proprietary software compares the paper's text to a vast database of 20+ billion pages of digital content (including archived Internet content that is no longer available on the live web) as well as over 220 million papers in the student paper archive, and 110,000+ professional, academic and commercial journals and publications. Is Turnitin only used by writing instructors? No, Turnitin can be used across disciplines. Any instructor who assigns written work can use Turnitin to check originality, grade online and facilitate peer review.
Is Turnitin only used by writing instructors?
No, Turnitin can be used across disciplines. Any instructor who assigns written work can use Turnitin to check originality, grade online and facilitate peer review.
Adapted from Plagiarism Prevention Tools (SafeAssign and Turnitin
Several Turnitin features can be used to improve your drafts and enhance the overall quality of your final papers. The following tutorials and "how to" guides can be used to learn more about these features: