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Write to Read

Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Reading with Writing

Write to Read

Steve Graham

Warner Professor, Arizona State University

Jennifer Knighton

Join us as two experts share their research about the links between writing and reading development and how writing can help students strengthen reading skills.

Formative Essay Feedback Using Predictive Scoring Models

This scholarly paper examines the performance of the predictive essay scoring models that power Revision Assistant and the innovative use of these models to provide actionable feedback to student writers.

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What Students Say About Instructor Feedback

What do students value in terms of instructor feedback on their writing? And, how does the timing of the receipt of feedback impact the development of students’ writing skills? Turnitin recently conducted a survey of nearly 900 students to gather insights into how instructor feedback impacts the development of student writing.

What's Wrong with Wikipedia?

In this webcast, we explore the connection between student source choices and the development of research and critical thinking skills. We also discuss the development of the Turnitin website evaluation rubric to help students enhance their competencies in evaluating online sources.

Positive Feedback Strategies

How do you engage students in the writing process? How do you reach both struggling students who need more personalized and in-depth feedback while challenging students that excel to do better—in a limited amount of time? And, how can we, as educators, help students to do more with their writing and meet them with where they're at?

Stopping Plagiarism at the Source

Every teacher dreads it—the plagiarized paper, the confrontation with a student, the demise of trust and learning. As schools move toward an online future, educators are understandably concerned about increases in plagiarism. Yet while the problem is real, there are solutions beyond forcing teachers into the role of police.

The Plagiarism Spectrum: Fostering Plagiarism Awareness

The Plagiarism Spectrum

Students are often unaware of what constitutes plagiarism. The Plagiarism Spectrum was designed to help students see how plagiarism is defined and can take form.

Study: Aiming for Integrity

Last year, Turnitin created a 13 question plagiarism quiz designed to help you gain insight into student understanding of plagiarism and citation. Between September 2015 and April 2016, more than 12,000 unique participants agreed to let us use their quiz responses for a study on student comprehension of plagiarism.