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Recognized worldwide as the standard in online plagiarism prevention, Turnitin helps educators and students take full advantage of the internet's educational potential. Used by thousands of institutions in over eighty countries, Turnitin's products promote originality in student work, improve student writing and research skills, encourage collaborative learning, and save valuable instructor time.

Sample Syllabus Statement for Faculty:

In this course, the primary purpose of Turnitin is to serve as a plagiarism and self-plagiarism avoidance tool for students. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are examples of academic dishonesty (see Academic Honesty section of this syllabus). According to Turnitin (2016), “papers submitted to Turnitin may be compared against billions of internet documents, archived internet data that is no longer available on the live web, a local repository of previously submitted papers, and subscription repository of periodicals, journals, and publications” (para. 1).

References

Turnitin (2016). Originality check. Retrieved from https://guides.turnitin.com/01_Manuals_and_Guides/Student/Student_User_Manual/17_Originality_Check