Turnitin was created in 1997 by iParadigms, LLC. Educational institutions purchase licenses in order to submit writing assignments to the program’s website, which in its turn checks essays for unoriginal content. Universities, colleges, and high schools buy licenses to submit essays to the Turnitin website, which checks students’ written documents for unoriginality.
As a graduate student I have experienced all benefits of Turnitin at NUGSE. It helps me to avoid plagiarism as well as it improves my writing skills. All students have to submit essays to Turnitin at NUGSE. I personally have never experienced it before. Unfortunately, most of the Kazakhstani universities do no use this program. Definitely, this program is important for many students. I did not know what plagiarism is or what might constitute plagiarism but with a help of this program as well as with a help of my instructors, I have learnt the APA rules to avoid plagiarism.This program made me think before i write. I can not easily copy and paste someone’s thoughts… Usually, i find information, then i process it, cite the authors, write the reference list, and only then i start my writing journey on the flow of my own thoughts of a topic. This develops the thread of my thoughts. This is a great experience which gives me an opportunity to create,to think, and to become a good writer.
Turnitin program also helps our instructors to provide a valuable feedback on our writing assignments. It’s a great pleasure to receive automatically constructive feedbacks which helps me to see, understand my mistakes and to avoid these mistakes in the next writing assignments. These feedbacks improve my understanding of writing.
I strongly believe that Turnitin will be used by all universities in Kazakhstanas it helps to improve writing skills as well as it helps to erase a habit to plagiarize among local students. It will really improve the educational system at universities, schools, colleges. Students will not copy, paste and will start work on their own…
What are your thoughts on Turnitin program ….?