Student Engagement Award Winner

Tasnim Saleh

Tasnim Saleh

Campus Academic Coordinator: SAE Institute Dubai, UAE

“[The student] said that it changed her life because now she is going to go on to do her Master’s and feels so much better that now that she knows how to write, how to paraphrase and how to check her work.”

The highly vocational nature of the programs at SAE Institute, which specialises in media-related courses such as audio and film production, means that students often find academic writing a challenge. Informed by her studies undertaken for her Masters action research study on academic integrity, she identified that students were struggling with even the basic concepts of academic writing such as paraphrasing. Tasnim has helped her students tackle this challenge by establishing what she calls a student training program. The program uses Turnitin as a tool to address these gaps in understanding and knowledge. Tasnim received feedback on the training from one student:

“[The student] said that it changed her life because now she is going to go on to do her Master’s and feels so much better that now that she knows how to write, how to paraphrase and how to check her work.”



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