(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, students are much more likely to revise and say that their skills in avoiding plagiarism improved much more when instructors used the reports in class to discuss proper citation. This finding that instructors are so influential is not a surprise, but it is still extremely important to note.
The news in full plus a link to the report is here.