Evaluating Student Work in Psychology with Turnitin

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Evaluating Student Work in Psychology Courses

Nayena Blankson

Assistant Professor of Psychology Spelman College, Georgia

"The features in Turnitin really facilitate the grading process by making things easier, quicker, and through giving personal QuickMarks."

“Turnitin QuickMarks are really are “quick marks.” This tool has really been a great timesaver.” Throughout the years Blankson has developed her own set of QuickMarks. “I've tended to teach the same classes for a while, and I've been given similar assignments, and I have noticed similar errors that students make. And so based on those errors, I’ll make a QuickMark and save it to my own individual set. In my own set, I've also brought in some of the standard QuickMarks, and so it really helps to facilitate giving students rich feedback.”

“Turnitin has eased the grading process because in my Psychometrics class, students are submitting weekly reading outlines. Students have to define key terms, summarize the main idea, write a self-reflection, and make connections between chapters. The features in Turnitin really facilitate the grading process by making things easier, quicker, and through giving personal QuickMarks.”