Items tagged "ACADEMIC WRITING"
Salim teaches academic writing to English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University in Turkey, and for the past five years has used Turnitin to address increasing levels of unoriginal work at the university and promote academic integrity.
As a Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy at the University of East London, UK Earle teaches in a very practical subject area where students often struggle with the concepts of academic writing. Earle uses Turnitin to model good academic writing for his students enabling them to understand that feedback is integral to the the learning process and not merely a by-product.
“Chemistry being the first, true lab science most of our students are hit with, it’s a real shock when it comes to a lab requirement.” Marturano meets this challenge by focusing on hands-on assignments to deepen understanding of scientific concepts.
Novak has developed a strategy of downloading the comments he uses for each student, and uses those statistics to identify student strengths and weaknesses. He can see class-wide trends, but the insights Feedback Studio provides help him pinpoint skills a specific student struggles with and provide actionable, targeted feedback to encourage improvement.
Shreiber’s institution requires that students submit work to Feedback Studio to highlight intentional or innocent plagiarism. This affords students an opportunity to fix their work, before it is scrutinized in a high-stakes academic environment.
By expanding the creativity of his assignments, Mark Helgeson is using Turnitin as an evaluative tool for students who are more engaged—students who are analyzing concepts and applying what they learn to their own cultural and personal context.