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Turnitin Back To School Series Promotes Writing With Integrity

Virtual sessions and online resources aim at helping educators engage students, foster academic integrity and improve student writing

OAKLAND, Calif. (Sept. 10, 2015) – Turnitin, the leader in improving how students write and learn, today announced its “Back to School: Writing With Integrity Tools,” which includes resources and interactive webcasts that focus on helping educators promote writing with integrity among students.

See all back to school resources at 

The Turnitin back to school resources include:

  • [Web-based Quiz] Aiming for Integrity: How Well Do You Know Plagiarism? This quiz is an effective tool for educators to share with students both in secondary education and higher education to learn about different scenarios around integrity.
  • [PDF] Lesson Plan Ideas: Engage Students & Improve Writing Skills. These nine lesson plan ideas offer creative ways to engage students through effective feedback and to educate students about integrity and writing best practices.
  • [Infographic] Favorite Feedback: Exploring the Disconnect between Students and Educators. This infographic explores the disconnect between students’ and educators’ views for what constitutes “effective” feedback on written work.
  • [PDF] 10 Types of Plagiarism Handout. Based on the Turnitin Plagiarism Spectrum, this flyer is a convenient handout for students in any classroom or course.

"This fall series offers a range of relevant and sharable items that educators can use to make an immediate impact," said Jason Chu, education director at Turnitin. "We decided to take an integrated approach this season by offering webcast content and additional resources to support educators back-to-school efforts."

Each fall and spring, over 25,000 educators and students register for the live 30-minute sessions. All virtual sessions are recorded and posted onto Turnitin. Register for a live webcast or watch an on-demand webcast at

Upcoming webcasts include:

  • [Sept. 9] What do students think of Turnitin? Students’ Perspective on Plagiarism, Feedback and Writing Skills. This webcast will present the findings of Turnitin’s latest exploration into students’ views on plagiarism and feedback, and the broad implications they have for writing instruction.
  • [Sept. 17] “Color Me Bad?”: Fostering Plagiarism Awareness with Turnitin Originality Reports and The Plagiarism Spectrum. This workshop will explore the Plagiarism Spectrum and share out different strategies, including a plagiarism quiz, lesson plan ideas, posters for the classroom and handouts.
  • [Sept. 24] Aligning STEM and the Humanities: Standards, Writing, and Workforce Preparation. This is a special session with Tom Rudin, Director of the Board on Higher Education and Workforce at the National Academy of Science, who will discuss their efforts to create stronger alignment between STEM and the humanities and why that integration is crucial.

About Turnitin

Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company’s cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. One of the most widely distributed educational applications in the world, Turnitin is used by more than 10,000 institutions in 135 countries to manage the submission, tracking and evaluation of student work online. Turnitin is backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners. Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, California with international offices in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

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