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

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.

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.
    Take the quiz.
  • [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.
    View the lesson plans.
  • [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.
    View the infographic.
  • [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. Download the handout.

"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.

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.
    Register for the webcast.
  • [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.
    Register for the webcast.
  • [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.
    Register for the webcast.

Nominations are open through August 14, 2015. Awards will be announced in October 2015 when finalists and winners will be recognized on the Turnitin web site, with a chance to share their stories with educators from around the world.

About Turnitin

Turnitin is your partner in education with integrity. Turnitin’s originality checking and authorship investigation services ensure academic integrity, promote critical thinking, and help students improve their authentic writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to prevent plagiarism, engage students in the writing process, and provide personalized feedback. Turnitin is used by more than 30 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries. Backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands, Melbourne, Australia, Seoul, Korea and throughout Latin America. @Turnitin