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Assessing and Commenting on Student Writing


Turnitin helps instructors assess the originality of student work and ensure the proper citation of references by comparing students’ electronic documents to a variety of online sources and to the Turnitin database. Instructors can work with students to focus on citation and quotation in a positive and constructive manner.

Turnitin’s powerful Grademark feature allows for voice comments, formative feedback through a personalized commenting and editing overlay, and three types of rubrics.

For help getting started with Turnitin, contact the Instructional Media Lab at instruct@umass.edu | 413-545-2823, or see:

Turnitin in Moodle – An Overview

UMass Amherst Libraries – Writing & Publication – Turnitin