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  • Lessons Learned in Writing Instruction in 2017

    2017 was a year of learning: we learned that ventriloquism is coming back into fashion. We learned that a Total Solar Eclipse can bring a country—if not the world—together. We learned about the strength that can come from communities after floods, hurricanes, and wildfires. And we learned that even in the face of turmoil and uncertainty, that we keep on growing, changing, and learning.  

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  • Memes! How do you cite them?

    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.

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  • The Best of Turnitin 2017

    Well, we can hardly believe it: 2017 is almost over. Before launching into the New Yearand, trust us, we can’t wait to launchwe want to take a moment to reflect on the past 12 months. From partnerships to product updates to podcasts, here’s the best of Turnitin, 2017 edition.

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  • Reporting and Grading Made Easy with Feedback Studio

    As the end of the year approaches, resources to make grading, parent/teacher conferences, and semester wrap-up a little easier are tremendously valuable to educators. Here are three ways Turnitin Feedback Studio can make grading and reporting run smoothly as 2017 comes to a close.

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  • Win $100 SpaFinder or $50 Starbucks Gift Cards with Revision Assistant

    Treat yourself to the spa or a few pumpkin spice lattes on us! We’re giving away a $100 SpaFinder gift card (1 winner) and a $50 Starbucks gift card (2 winners). When your students submit essays to at least one of the four Revision Assistant Expansion Pack prompts below, you’ll be entered into a random drawing for the gift cards.

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  • Thankful for Teachers

    As the season of giving arrives, join us in giving thanks for those who have touched our lives in meaningful ways. Here at Turnitin, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the educators who have shaped who we are today. Whether it was an elementary teacher or a graduate school professor, the folks here want to share their appreciation for the incredible teachers that continue to be sources of inspiration.

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  • Three Ways Teachers Can Use Automatic Grammar Checkers

    Revision Assistant’s process for improving student writing continues to evolve. Starting in January 2018, Turnitin’s Revision Assistant (RA) will partner with Educational Testing Service (ETS) e-rater® engine to provide spelling and grammar-checking technology to writers. Revision Assistant will feature a “Proofread Mode” where students will be able to receive detailed comments on how to improve specific grammatical and spelling errors. 

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  • Let's Get Original

    What does it mean to have originality in the classroom? Our 21st Century educators are striving to provide students with opportunities to read, write, create, problem-solve, and think in original ways. Below are three ways that teachers can inspire creativity, encourage dynamic thinking, and shed light on the value of originality in the classroom.

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  • Plagiarism and Programming: How to Code Without Plagiarizing

    In honor of National STEM Day, we are investigating plagiarism in the STEM subjects. In this post, guest blogger Jonathan Bailey examines the rise of plagiarism in computer science classes. 

    Programming classes are rapidly becoming among the most popular classes at universities. But, as more and more students are learning to code, an increasing number are finding themselves accused of plagiarism.

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  • What Does College and Career Readiness Really Mean in 2017?

    As students navigate the complex path to college and beyond, many may wonder what it means to be prepared for life after high school in this modern day. Does college readiness mean the ability to pull all-nighters before an exam? Does career readiness have to entail four summer-long internships that lead to an entry-level position?

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