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Top ten reasons to love a library

(12 April 2018) Did you know that Americans check out more than 2 billion items each year from their public libraries? It’s true! Over 68% of the people in this country have a library card. In celebration of National Library Week here in the United States, Turnitin has crafted the Top Ten Reasons to Love […]


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Plagiarism and robotics

(11 April 2018) Though humans have sought ways to automate common tasks for thousands of years, the science of robotics is still a fairly new field. The term “robot” was coined in 1920 by playwright Karel Capek and the first industrial robots began to make their appearance in the 1950s. However, despite its young age, […]


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The growing need for digital literacy

(22 February 2018) It’s no secret that the bulk of research is now being done online, both in and outside of the classroom. Whether you’re a student, instructor or researcher, there’s no faster or easier way to get the information you want than to head to the web. But just because the internet has improved […]


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Turnitin announces development of solution to address contract cheating in partnership with leading educational institutions

With the help of academic integrity researchers, forensic linguists, and machine learning experts, Turnitin is developing a solution to counter the threat contract cheating poses to institutions’ values. (1 February 2018) One in three college instructors report that their students have submitted papers written by someone else. However, instructors feel they lack the evidence and […]


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Cultural differences in plagiarism

(20 December 2017) American universities are melting pots of cultures and ideas, a blending of communities from all over the world according to the Turnitin blog. International students who come to the United States to attend college jump into a set of experiences that can be both similar and widely different to those of their […]


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Memes! How do you cite them?

(8 December 2017) Many people know of memes as images (often altered and frequently hilarious) that are shared widely over the internet. Who could forget Grumpy Cat? Or The Most Interesting Man in the World? What people don’t know is how the term “meme” came to be. The word “meme” actually dates back to 1976, […]


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Turnitin wins 23rd Annual Best Educational Software Award

(23 May 2017) Turnitin is proud to announce that both Turnitin Feedback Studio and Turnitin Revision Assistant were recognized with The ComputeED Gazette’s 23rd Annual Best Educational Software Awards! The BESSIE Awards highlight programs that serve as tools for educators and/or parents that meaningfully promote educational excellence. Publishers nominate these programs, which are then evaluated […]


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WRITEconference 2017 meets in Bangkok

Exploring how writing, research, and integrity are being shaped by technology for education (31 October 2016) Technology has created a learning environment which transcends the confines of the physical classroom and offers both educators and students a wealth of opportunities and challenges. At the core of this contemporary technological landscape academic writing remains a fundamental […]


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Turnitin announces new content partnership with the world-renowned arXiv.org pre-print repository

(26 October 2016) Turnitin today announced that it has secured a new content partnership with arXiv.org, which will see Turnitin services match against the global pre-print repository. In addition to signing a Content License Agreement, arXiv have chosen to implement Turnitin’s market leading iThenticate service, to assist them in checking the originality of papers uploaded […]


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What do students think of Turnitin?

(5 August 2015). Turnitin has surveyed students to find out what they think about the value of writing, originality and feedback, and then also to ask them their opinions about Turnitin. The results were encouraging and quite positive. It appears that Turnitin’s Originality Reports, alone, seem to help them improve significantly in avoiding plagiarism. However, […]


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Turnitin announces availability of Turnitin Scoring Engine for automated writing assessment

(28 April 2015, Oakland, Calif) Turnitin®, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced the general availability of Turnitin Scoring Engine, a service that provides automated scoring of short answer texts and written essays. Turnitin Scoring Engine provides instant scoring of student-written texts in online learning environments, or for assessing essays at the […]


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MyMaster essay cheating scandal: More than 70 university students face suspension

(19 March 2015) Two university students have been expelled and a further 70 are facing severe penalties, including expulsion, from five of NSW’s most prestigious universities after being identified in connection with a widespread cheating scandal centred around an online essay writing company. Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald has the story by Lisa Visentin. The UK […]


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How to check your work with Turnitin before it is finalised

(10 October 2014) Monsash University Library has constructed a Turnitin Library Guide to help students use Turnitin when submitting assignments. A video explains Turnitin and a FAQ provides answers.  The guide is divided into six sections: What is Turnitin? How do I use Turnitin? The Originality Report How do I increase originality? Faculty policies, and Frequently […]


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iParadigms sold for $752 million

(2 June 2014, Oakland, Calif./PRNewswire/) -iParadigms, creators of Turnitin, today announced the company has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired for US$752 million by Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity firm focused on high-growth investments in the technology sector, and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. iParadigms is a leading provider of cloud-based […]


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Riken affair boosts orders for anti-plagiarism software

(17 April 2014, Kobe)  A growing number of universities in Japan are introducing software systems to detect plagiarism in academic papers amid a recent plagiarism controversy at Riken, the state-backed research institute. And because of a recent ordinance that all doctoral theses must be published on the internet, plagiarism issues need to be identified before […]


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