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Write to Read

Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Reading with Writing

Write to Read

Steve Graham

Warner Professor, Arizona State University

Jennifer Knighton

Join us as two experts share their research about the links between writing and reading development and how writing can help students strengthen reading skills.

Formative Essay Feedback Using Predictive Scoring Models

This scholarly paper examines the performance of the predictive essay scoring models that power Revision Assistant and the innovative use of these models to provide actionable feedback to student writers.

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Favorite Feedback : Fact and Fiction

Educators work hard to give their students thoughtful feedback on their work. But how helpful do students find that feedback? This infographic explores the disconnect between their views, as shown in our study of over 2,000 students and educators, conducted September 2014.

Closing the Gap - What Students Say about Instructor Feedback

Closing the Gap - What Students Say about Instructor Feedback

Turnitin recently conducted a survey of 1,000 students to gather insights into how instructor feedback impacts the development of student writing. Specifically, the survey addresses the areas and types of feedback students receive and prefer as well as the timeliness of that feedback.

Defining Plagiarism: The Plagiarism Spectrum

The Plagiarism Spectrum moves plagiarism beyond the black-and-white definition of “literary theft” to one that captures the nuances of how plagiarism can take form in student writing, with a severity scale based on student intent.

Lesson Plan Ideas: Engage Students & Improve Writing Skills

Educators are faced with an increasing challenge of engaging students. How can teachers effectively reach students and help them become better writers? What are effective approaches for promoting critical thinking and original writing?

What Do Students Think of Turnitin?

Turnitin conducted a survey in early June, 2015, with the explicit goal to ask students the following:

What are their attitudes towards Turnitin?
How has it helped them learn more about the value of originality and proper citation practices?
How has Turnitin’s online grading features assisted them in their writing?

Download this free report to see the full survey results of students' attitudes toward Turnitin and whether it has played a role in both helping them to improve their writing and to learn how to avoid plagiarism.

Understanding Plagiarism with Help from Dr. Seuss

The problem of pupils plagiarizing papers plagues professors pervasively. While students express comprehension, their product is often transgression. We use Seuss to show what writers must know to lessen their teachers' depression.